I'm not familiar with either Jomon or Ainu, so I don't have an opinion on that. I don't think there's much doubt than man originated in Africa and that only much later did he make it to the Americas.
Whether that was 14k years ago or not is still subject to debate, and recently it's been a moving target. Regardless, it is only in the very recent past that it occurred, even if it was only 100,000 years ago.
The Bering land bridge is still the only mechanism which can explain a migration. Kon-tiki boats aren't very plausible for that, especially the earlier you get on the timeline.
posted on 11/21/2002 3:58:52 PM PST
by Dog Gone
To: Dog Gone
posted on 11/21/2002 4:09:28 PM PST
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