Thanks for the article. Very interesting. My grandmother insists we were always here. Since I am part of the tribe(Athabascan) that supposably came here 35,000 years ago from Asia on a landbridge. These people make these theorys and teach them as fact.
These people make these theorys and teach them asfact.
Evidence be damned, right?
posted on 12/17/2001 2:33:50 PM PST
Wow, you sure did go south. Seriously, I love these posts. Thanks, blam. Will be watching for what follows.
posted on 12/17/2001 3:40:40 PM PST
Well, you know, the horse originated in North America, as did the rhinoceros and migrated elsewhere from North America, later becoming extinct in N.A. and continuing on in Asia and Africa, respectively.
The horse was reintroduced in quite "contemporary" times which is why they're then a more current presence on the continents of North and South America.
So, just as to possibility, it's possible that homo sapiens originated in North America/South America, too and migrated outward, and also became extinct in the Americas until later ongoing migrations.
It's POSSIBLE, is all I'm saying. Perhaps the discoveries as to early homo sapiens in Africa were LATER or even parallel to same in the Americas, but the evidence hasn't (yeet) been found as to activity in North/South America.
I'm just saying, it's POSSIBLE. There were likely far more arrivals, disappearances, and arrivals again to and from North/South America by humans and not limited to a few arrivals only.
I have often been told that I look and act like a Neanderthal. I can therefore make a valid claim that I am a descendant of these true first Americans and that your people are late comers, invaders who stole my people's land from me.
I want reparations!!
Can I get comp'd at some tribes casino?
Please Note: all of the above is satire - though I have no directly traceable lineage to any of the Nations now known as "Native Americans," my mother was raised in the Nations and I grew up with great love and respect for those cultures (though I'm not willing to buy that "one with nature" crap).
posted on 01/18/2006 2:20:58 PM PST
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