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Neanderthals In California? Maybe So, Provocative Study Says (Denisovians?)
Times Republican ^ | 4-27-2017 | MALCOLM RITTER

Posted on 04/27/2017 10:42:29 AM PDT by blam

NEW YORK — A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago __ and maybe they were Neanderthals. If true, the finding would far surpass the widely accepted date of about 15,000 years ago.

Researchers say a site in Southern California shows evidence of humanlike behavior from about 130,000 years ago, when bones and teeth of an elephantlike mastodon were evidently smashed with rocks.

The earlier date means the bone-smashers were not necessarily members of our own species, Homo sapiens. The researchers speculate that these early Californians could have instead been species known only from fossils in Europe, Africa and Asia: Neanderthals, a little-known group called Denisovans, or another human forerunner named Homo erectus.

“The very honest answer is, we don’t know,” said Steven Holen, lead author of the paper and director of the nonprofit Center for American Paleolithic Research in Hot Springs, South Dakota. No remains of any individuals were found.

Whoever they were, they could have arrived by land or sea. They might have come from Asia via the Beringea land bridge that used to connect Siberia to Alaska, or maybe come across by watercraft along the Beringea coast or across open water to North America, before turning southward to California, Holen said in a telephone interview.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: denesovians; earlyhumans; homoerectus; neanderthals
Posted to FR back in 2001:

Calico: A 200,000 Year Old Site In The Americas?

1 posted on 04/27/2017 10:42:29 AM PDT by blam
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Who Were The Si-Te-Cah?
2 posted on 04/27/2017 10:45:22 AM PDT by blam
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Thanks for the links blam, I remember reading those articles here on FR years ago. Fascinating stuff!


3 posted on 04/27/2017 10:49:13 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Bookmark


4 posted on 04/27/2017 10:51:05 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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Neanderthals In California? Really, is there any doubt?

:-)

5 posted on 04/27/2017 10:51:27 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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There’s legends about the some tribes pass down about killing groups of red haired white people. Fits the description of Neanderthals.


6 posted on 04/27/2017 10:51:34 AM PDT by RedWulf
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Some of them are still there.



7 posted on 04/27/2017 10:53:14 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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8 posted on 04/27/2017 10:55:14 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Those are my principles, and if you do not like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx)
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"There’s legends about the some tribes pass down about killing groups of red haired white people. Fits the description of Neanderthals."

That's what post #2 is about.

9 posted on 04/27/2017 10:59:03 AM PDT by blam
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Encino Man

https://youtu.be/1xkTN1Z1rTQ

10 posted on 04/27/2017 11:11:55 AM PDT by pierrem15 ("Massacrez-les, car le seigneur connait les siens")
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Another interesting thing is that I recall reading years ago, that there were tales of very tall (6’6” or so) red headed people wearing deerskins and carrying bows and arrows, in Siberia as late as WWII.


11 posted on 04/27/2017 12:06:46 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Yo! There’s no need for that! Some of us are looking forward to dinner soon.


12 posted on 04/27/2017 12:21:08 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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Wow! A Mastodon toe!


13 posted on 04/27/2017 12:25:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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I haven't seen a post from you in some time...

When the opportunity presents (especially with a know it all lib), I put my own theory of development & migration to stir it up.

Just a simple question, "who has slanted eyes"?, then the follow up "why"?

14 posted on 04/27/2017 12:27:09 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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Funny I can’t recall what I had for breakfast yesterday but remember that thread? Grew up in Barstow about 12 miles from Calico.


15 posted on 04/27/2017 1:35:02 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialists is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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I think I read even the Shawnee in the east have a similar legend.


16 posted on 04/27/2017 1:49:19 PM PDT by Reily
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