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To: RJS1950
Solutrean hypothesis
3 posted on 02/04/2013 11:13:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Soultrean hypothesis - I used to love that show.

Amazing how some things end up as scientific stuff.

11 posted on 02/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The solutrean hypothesis is probably at least as valid as the far more popular Bering hypothesis. It is too bad that they reburied Kennewick man, the Caucasoid skeleton, found in the Columbia River area in the early 1990s, as further study might have provided further evidence toward the solutrean hypothesis, or not.

The Mandans, a Siouxian tribe with which I am fairly familiar, have an oral tradition that their people came to the Missouri River Valley in the Dakotas in roughly the 13th century after being driven from their homeland in the Ohio River Valley. The Mandans would always bury their dead with their feet pointed toward the Ohio River Valley.

Prior to that, Mandan tradition is that they were in the James River Valley (Virginia) and the details of the tradition, including timing, become very sketchy. It could have been up to 1000 years before. It could even have been in the solutrean era where artifacts have been discovered.

It is interesting that the Powhattans which John Smith and the Jamestown colony encountered had a corn growing and social hierarchy and lodge living structure very similar to what LaVereyandre and Lewis and Clark encountered roughly one and two centuries later, respectively. Of course the Mandans had a highly insulated earth lodge structure more adapted to the harsh climate of North Dakota than did the Powhatttans in Virginia.

16 posted on 02/04/2013 12:56:48 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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