A Study of Early North American Skulls

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A Study of Early North American Skulls

Post by shawomet » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:16 am

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 ... verse.html

The paper:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/artic ... ne.0227444

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Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Post by circumspice » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:26 am

Thanks for the links shawomet!
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Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Post by Simon21 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 pm

Odd that the Koories have been in Aust for about 40,000 years and mankind in the Americas for 20,000. What accounts for the difference?

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Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Post by circumspice » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:39 am

Simon21 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Odd that the Koories have been in Aust for about 40,000 years and mankind in the Americas for 20,000. What accounts for the difference?
I'd say that accessibility was probably the issue. Was Australia covered in glaciers from coast to coast in the period of time when it was first colonized by humans? I think not. A group of people can't colonize a land that is inaccessible.
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Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Post by Simon21 » 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

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