posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 11:55 AM
Prehistoric Kennewick Man was just passing
More likely, Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Douglas Owsley said, he came from the coast, not the inland valley where his
remains were found
The long-running detective saga involving one of North America’s earliest inhabitants has taken a new twist, with the discovery that Kennewick Man
— the 9,300-year-old skeleton unearthed in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia River — probably was a visitor to central Washington, not a longtime
This is a very interesting read for those who have been following the story of Kennewick man from the court case with Native Americans to his possible
story of how he arrived at his final resting place. Some will claim conspiracy and politics so be it. I'm after the science and his lines history.
Let the others slug it out in the courts
He apparently is not related to the Native population of the area. The detective work scientist have done lead to the conclusion that although his
line may have been in the Americas thousands of years he was of a line that most likely lived along the coast and not inland along the river.
This is just part of his story....
The new book goes on to document how scientists reached the conclusion from Kennewick Man’s skull size and shape that he wasn’t directly
related to modern-day Native Americans. He was most similar to the Moriori, a Polynesian people in the Chatham Islands, near New Zealand. He is also
like the Moriori’s ancestors, the Ainu, who lived in coastal areas of mainland Asia 15,000 years ago.
“Did they leave their homeland when people from central Asia migrated to the coast?” Owsley and Walker ask. “Over many generations, had they
paddled to new homes, some traveling south toward New Zealand, while others coast-hopped in boats northward and finally east to North America? Their
skulls and those of the earliest Paleoamericans seem to support this.”
What I find more interesting is that his skull structure is closer to the early population of the South West Pacific. Mainly the Moriori descendants
of the Ainu. Which opens the discussion up to a much more in depth look at possibly the earliest seafarers. The question in my mind has always been
were they open ocean sailors or simple coastal ones, skirting along the shore as they hunted and explored?
In my thread Who Were the Ancient Megalithic Builders?
I discussed Kennewick man's
possible ancestral heritage which might be of a more interesting genetic scenario which differ from most academic circles opinion.
What if, In prehistoric history the Pacific was explored and colonized by these possible ancient hybrids? We do find megalithic structures throughout
the Pacific island chains. Yet, often times the Islander themselves clearly state that they were built by some previous ancient people from long ago.
Now I'm going to stop right here and clearly state. Many of the ancient monuments were in fact built by very well known cultures and people in
But, Were they all?"
15,000 years ago or earlier seems to be an interesting period in human activity in the Pacific. Are we seeing clues of a long forgotten period of in
I ask again as I always do, Is there a possible lost past of say an Island chain now submerged grouped cultures and civilizations that have been
washed away as the oceans rose around the last of the ice age melt off?
As always you decide.
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