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by shawomet
Tue Mar 07, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Death Knell for Clovis Firsters?
Replies: 17
Views: 12563

Re: Death Knell for Clovis Firsters?

Well, Clovis-First is already slim to slimmer, but these footprints may not be as old as claimed. I sure was excited, and hoped it was upheld. I understand the original authors have responded, defending the dating of the aquatic plants. Different dating methods are likely needed…. https://www.dri.ed...
by shawomet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Rocks with faces
Replies: 88
Views: 21687

Re: Rocks with faces

I have not read the entirety of this thread, but have looked at PointBlank’s offerings. From 65 years experience handling stone artifacts it’s pretty apparent that most of PointBlank’s more questionable offerings show no signs of human manufacture at all. Zero. In many cases, his rocks don’t even qu...
by shawomet
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Rocks with faces
Replies: 88
Views: 21687

Re: Rocks with faces

Sandstone effigy from Rhode Island. Pecked and ground into shape… D322B1D3-1FFC-4E81-9E21-B03929BAD41F.png Looks humanoid, but it’s also a frog with front feet in leaping position… D322B1D3-1FFC-4E81-9E21-B03929BAD41F.png I’ll need to do a better job with photos by the looks of it….but from angle be...
by shawomet
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Rocks with faces
Replies: 88
Views: 21687

Re: Rocks with faces

The item is made of fossilised mastodon bone from the Pliocene period, 5.2 million to 2.5 million years ago. Its Providence is from an old Bristol palaeontological collection. Although believed to be carved when the mastodon bone was already fossilized, examining the object I cannot possibly see ho...
by shawomet
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Rocks with faces
Replies: 88
Views: 21687

Re: Rocks with faces

BTW, the claim that dinosaurs and humans coexist is accurate. But, it’s only because most vertebrate paleontologists regard modern birds as avian dinosaurs. And, that is what they are. Birds are avian dinosaurs. For my money, one of the coolest scientific realizations of my lifetime. Non avian dinos...
by shawomet
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Death Knell for Clovis Firsters?
Replies: 17
Views: 12563

Re: Death Knell for Clovis Firsters?

The age of the prints mean people were here during the Last Glacial Maximum. And the find weakens any inherent skepticism of older sites, such as this cave in Mexico: https://bigthink.com/the-past/earliest-americans-visited-cave-30000-years-ago/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-did...
by shawomet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World
Replies: 12
Views: 14686

Re: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World

West Eurasian strain... http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/24000-year-old-boy-from-lake-baikal-is-scientific-sensation/ https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/two-surprises-in-ancient-dna-of-boy-found-buried-in-siberia-541939 Both of these articles date from 2013. That's pretty elderly in the...
by shawomet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 16493

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

There were European rivalries no doubt, and there were the indigenous nations, but travelling over the North Atlantic just to freeze seems a wasted effort. And is it not true that some of these colonists were experienced in the religious wars. Yeah, again, I really think you have an exaggerated imp...
by shawomet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 16493

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

The English were well aware of Spain's reaction to the French establishing Ft. Caroline in 1564 and its resulting destruction and execution of all male inhabitants by Menendez. St Augustine was settled by the Spanish in 1565 and was well-garrisoned. English colonists stayed far north at the time; J...
by shawomet
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 16493

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Simon21 wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:22 am Were there not parts of Alaska that were habitable - Beringeria?

Seems the archaeology is a bit erratic, no Lake Mungo
Sure. Enter the Beringian Standstill:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/ ... continent/

For the record, it's spelled Beringia.....
by shawomet
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 16493

A Study of Early North American Skulls

An analysis of North American human skulls dated variously from 9000-13000 years ago, and the suggested implications for the peopling of the Americas. https://www.livescience.com/skulls-from-first-north-americans-diverse.html The paper: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.po...
by shawomet
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 7633

Re: Does anyone know what this is?

No photo showing for me.....
by shawomet
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology
Replies: 5
Views: 6896

A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology

I have not read any of these essays as yet, and I prefer not to be too judgemental, as I am interested in alternative nterpretations of the human past. The most recent journal of the Society for American Archaeology(SAA), has devoted 27 pages to: “Pseudoarchaeology, Scholarship, and Popular Interest...