To: SunkenCiv; Boreas; norton; Coyoteman
If you take this Journey Of Mankind
developed from the DNA studies of Stephen Oppenheimer, near the end, he shows a group of people entering the NE US at Meadowcroft 25,000 years ago and then becoming exiled (isolated) during the subsequent Last Glacial Maximum(LGM), 18-23,000 years ago.
Now, if you believe that the oldest (undisputed) Mongoloid skeleton ever found is only 10,000 years old as Oppenheimer claims, then the people who arrived at Meadowcroft were not 'Native Americans' as defined today.
My suspicion is that they were (more or less) of the Ainu (Kennewick Man) body style (racial group) and may be the source of the halpogroup-X (some call it the European 'gene') shared only by some of today's American Indians and Europeans.
Most of the oldest skeletons (not exclusively) being found in the Americas are of the long narrow type associated with Kennewick Man. And, Oppenheimer say that the Obajiwe(sp) Indians of the NE US have the highest precent (25) of the 'X-gene' than all other Indians in the US.
So, might these people of the NE US, the Red Paint People and others (reported to be tall and lighter skinned) be remnants of this group from 25,000 years ago?
posted on 05/10/2006 7:08:03 AM PDT
An then, we have this group living happily on the SE coast of Florida 8,000 years ago.
Bye, Bye Beringa (8,000 Year Old Site In Florida)
The original DNA samples that were taken from this group and declared to be 'European' were found to have been contaminated with modern DNA. Not much news coming out of the Windover site in Florida. So...
posted on 05/10/2006 7:16:33 AM PDT
I am still studying this stuff. Its complex, and there is so far little information available.
Will get back to you when I know more.
posted on 05/10/2006 8:17:15 AM PDT
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It makes good sense. I'll be interested in what you find in Dr. Bourque's upcoming book, to be published next month I see. Surely they'll eventually send you a copy.
I'm sure you know that the boy who was buried at L'Anse Amour, Labrador, was buried face down with a slab of rock on his back. That's very rare for a ceremonial burial. That, in itself, tells you something. I heard once that it's one of only two known 'face down' ceremonial burial examples (the other example wasn't detailed).
posted on 05/10/2006 7:35:27 PM PDT
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