H/T to JR Bentley for bringing this to my attention on his blog at:
The media is claiming this find is a “mysterious village” discovered in Canada that is over 10,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Mystery? Really? Not to some of us who have long advocated man crossing into the New World via the sea IN BOATS. Yes! I said BOATS!!
A team of researchers from the Hakai Institute at the University of Victoria and local Native Americans have discovered a 14 kya village with artifacts dating back to the last Ice Age. The site is now believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever found in North America. Ironically, this discovery also proves the oral traditions of the Heltsuk Nation that for generations have told stories of an ancient coastal village. I think it’s fantastic that research has once AGAIN proven Native American oral history!
Artifacts from the village were found on Triquet Island which is about 310 miles NW of Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. These include fish hooks, spears, and tools used to start fires. Researchers believe a massive migration took place along British Columbia’s coastline out of Asia and into North America.
For a long, long while now the theory has been pushed that humans first came into the Americas by way of the Bering Landbridge between Siberia and Alaska that, actually, has existed more than once in the remote past. Now some scholars are changing their opinions and saying people likely moved down the coastline “POSSIBLY IN BOATS” and others by walking. I fully AGREE! Both means were used.
I strongly suspect that as more research is done along coastlines we will find more and more of these villages. Man’s ties to the sea I think are very ancient. I think many early humans depended on the sea for food AND TRANSPORTATION.