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First Humans To Settle Americas Came From Europe, Not From Asia Over Bering Strait -
ScienceDaily ^ | July 17, 2008

Posted on 07/16/2008 8:02:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Land-ice Bridge, New Research Suggests --

Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students on the creation of Kankakee Sand Islands of Northwest Indiana is lending support to evidence that the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, a discovery that overturns decades of classroom lessons that nomadic tribes from Asia crossed a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Ron Janke began studying the origins of the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small, moon-shaped dunes that stretch from the southern tips of Lake and Porter counties in Northwest Indiana into northeastern Illinois – about 12 years ago. Over the past few years, approximately a dozen Valparaiso undergraduates have worked with Dr. Janke to create the first detailed maps of the Kankakee Sand Islands, study their composition and survey wildlife and plants inhabiting the islands.

Based upon the long-held belief that most of the upper Midwest was covered by a vast ice sheet up until about 10,000 years ago, Dr. Janke said he and other scientists surmised the Kankakee Sand Islands were created by sand in meltwater from the receding glacier.

That belief was challenged, however, when he and his students discovered a year and a half ago that the islands were composed of sand that had come from Lake Michigan – something that should have been impossible with the Valparaiso Moraine standing between the lake and the Kankakee Sand Islands.

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1 posted on 07/16/2008 8:02:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s heresy to the Injins. Remember how they tried to keep Kennewick man from being studies, especially after they figured out he looked like Patrick Stewart?

I just have one question. Where my casino?


2 posted on 07/16/2008 8:06:45 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

very interesting.

“native americans” will be protesting.


3 posted on 07/16/2008 8:07:12 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, Native Americans may be descended from eeeeeeevil Europeans? I have to get my popcorn ready...


4 posted on 07/16/2008 8:07:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Placemarker.


5 posted on 07/16/2008 8:07:55 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: seowulf

yes.

and the clinton administration helped the indians out,

against the wishes of the archaeological community.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 8:08:11 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The native Americans when the first colonists came here in the 1600s did not look chinese and they did not look european.

I think it was more heavily Mongol in heritage, but that’s just a matter of numbers and genetics.


7 posted on 07/16/2008 8:09:02 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Yep. The later Asian/Mongoloid migrations perpetrated genocide on the earlier European settlers.


8 posted on 07/16/2008 8:14:18 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping


9 posted on 07/16/2008 8:14:40 PM PDT by indcons
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To: ken21

The Klinton administration was not kind to the northwest considering spotted owls, justice department lawsuits, and such.

Makes you wonder why there are so many demos around here. Just stupidity, I guess.


10 posted on 07/16/2008 8:18:07 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am Italian and German descent. I demand reparations!!!


11 posted on 07/16/2008 8:22:36 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Were they French?


12 posted on 07/16/2008 8:24:24 PM PDT by kenavi ("My mudder thanks you, my fodder thanks you, and Obama thanks you!")
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To: seowulf
Kennewick Man is, indeed, an interesting chapter in the history of suppression of genuine research in favor of political correctness.

An old professor of Indian migration that I once knew was scorned by most of his professional colleagues for stating that at least some Native American tribes moved here from somewhere other than the popular Bering Straight land-bridge source.

To agree with the orthodox view is to scorn the ancient people as inferior and incapable of moving over large bodies of water. While comforting to the superiority complex of modern man, it does not explain how evidence of the existence of ancient man in islands which could not have been reached by land bridges also weakens the orthodox theory that 100% of ancient man in places connected by land bridges could only have migrated in such manner.

13 posted on 07/16/2008 8:26:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Army Air Corps

Nope! They were exposed to the diseases of the invading Asiatic hordes , who then stole their land, after they hunted all the megafauna to extinction , that the Caucasian indigenous peoples depended upon for their cul de sac bbqs.


14 posted on 07/16/2008 8:31:09 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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...that the Caucasian indigenous peoples depended upon for their cul de sac bbqs.

Thus, the foundation was laid for tail gate parties...
15 posted on 07/16/2008 8:33:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmmm, a fair amount of my lineage is Native American. I guess that all my lineage may be European...


16 posted on 07/16/2008 8:35:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ikka

I am Italian and German descent. I demand reparations!!! ................... You will have to fight for them, but being Italian and German means you start the fight and and surrender right away?


17 posted on 07/16/2008 8:36:23 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (If everyone stays home and no one votes will Congress disappear?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn whitey has stuck his nose in about everything in the past 2000 years.


18 posted on 07/16/2008 8:40:31 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read an article a few years ago that stated that most of the “full blooded” members of “Indian” tribes common to the northeastern United States had some European DNA. I guess they were on to something.


19 posted on 07/16/2008 9:42:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The U.S. Constitution was not written to protect those who want to destroy America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; indcons

Thanks FTNY for the topic and indcons for the ping ...alas...

Research Casts New Light On History Of North America
Newswise | 7-1-2008 | Valparaiso University
Posted on 07/01/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2039278/posts


20 posted on 07/16/2008 10:21:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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