reply to post by WhiteAlice
That's awsome you knew Dr. Steen-McIntyre.
First , calico hills, I have recently read the literature, available to me, on the site and its clear that site does show an extremely old human
presence. The three papers I read that tried to detract from the site almost comical in their flawed logic and methodology. Aside from the fact that
some of the compelling peices come from securely dated layers, there is the presence of red ocher, which is not naturally occuring at the site. The
presence of materials only found in Colorado, very near another anomolously old site, and only workable tool stone shows up in the assemblage, to me
that clearly shows a human hand.
An friend of mine, who is a geologist that specializes in alluvial soils, consulted on a dig in the desert, he would disclose the location as it has
yet to be published. The site has dated human occupation from 18k bp and much older. He was very careful to not give any real details but he did say
that the dating goes way beyond anything currently accepted in the new world. He confirmed these dates by identifying a know volcanic eruption in
the area, finding that ash layer and basically counting the layers back.
Then there is the amateur archeologists who possible auchelean tools near phoenix, that were confirmed by an old soles lithics specialist, who linked
them to tools used at know HE sites.
And the whole Clovis first isn't even am argument any more, with so many site that predate Clovis.
Here in central cal is the Wit Clovis site, that has 17000 year old human remains and shows a transition from chipped bone tools, through points from
the western stemmed tradition the finally Clovis shows up about 11k years ago. I have also found a reference to paper from the early 80's detailin a
50k year old burial in fresno county Ca.
Add that to burnham OK, where there is a 50 k year old kill site , topper , cactus hill and Meadowcroft , its obvious that Clovis first is fatally
The site I linked in my previous post is awsome, even you don't subscribe to the hosts ideas, it has an amazing collection of peer reviewed current
papers on anthropology, genetics and linguistics.
I am leaning toward a very early entrance by HE, or HSN and HsD, with a speciation event in gulf of Mexico area, with a back migration into eurasia,
or a very early entrance by physically modern Eurasian humans> 100k with a back migration.