Cerutti Mastodon Site in San Diego, California discoveries indicate that early humans were in North America at least 130 kya.
Calico Hills Early Man Site in California indicate humans were in North America 100-200 kya.
Bluefish Cave Site, Canada indicates humans were in North America 24 kya.
Puebla, Mexico Site indicates humans were in Mexico 200-250 kya
Pedra Furada Site in Brazil indicate humans were in South America 48-60 kya.
And there are more…………….
When we take a look at these sites and the dates they have yielded we find that it appears humans have been in the Americas since 250-200 kya. But this is far from being the generally accepted timeframe for when humans migrated into the Americas! That timeline says we migrated across the Bering Landbridge around 15 kya! However, the more archaeologists discover, the more it appears that “someone” was in the Americas before 15 kya and that “mystery population” is affectionately known as “POPULATION Y.” Additionally, the more we learn about Paleoindians the more apparent it becomes that they did NOT look like modern Native Americans and, in fact, were quite different. At the tip of South America we have a people known as the Fuegians who ironically have many features sen in Homo erectus and we find the same features in a people known as the Pericues who lived at the tip of Baja California. But, according to mainstream thinking H. erectus was long extinct before these timeframes. I suggest that hypothesis is WRONG and note that some researchers believe H. erectus could have existed up until 20-30 kya!!
Not so long ago we believed that ancient humans cross the Bering Landbridge out of Siberia and into Alaska and migrated southward into North America, Central America, and South America. However, they more we find and learn it appears increasingly so that ancient humans may well have also come to the Americas via a coastal route in BOATS. I believe the same may be true when it comes to crossings of the Atlantic! There are those who now claim that the Solutrean Hypothesis is DOA but I beg to differ with them. I’ll post more about that at some future point.
Of course these extraordinary dates yielded from these sites in the Americas “require extraordinary evidence.” These discoveries are minimized, ignored, or redated so that they fit nicely into the acceptable paradigm and in the process we ruin the careers of the discoverers of these sites just to ensure they keep their pie holes shut and don’t go out looking for more such sites or, god forbid, come up with some extraordinary evidence! Yet, I believe the evidence is clear! Humans were in the Americas long before 15 kya! And I also think some of these human migrants came not only from Siberia via the landbridge but also from West Africa, SE Asia, and Oceania. The Americas have NEVER been the pristine, untouched by human feet place that we like to fantasize about! In fact, the EVIDENCE is beginning to suggest that the Americas have been a sort of human melting pot for a long, long time!! And then there are all those pesky artifacts that we like to pass off as “geofacts” because they don’t fit into our nice little paradigm either…………………
We used to think that the Clovis Culture was the first culture in the Americas but the evidence says they were NOT and, in fact, they may have well been late-comers! Many stone artifacts found in the Americas appear “simple and primitive” and this is indicative of Oldowan Tools used by H. habilis, early H. erectus, and possibly even the australopithecines! Some have even gone so far to suggest that “the human story” may NOT be “Out of Africa” alone but may also be “Out of Australia” or even “Out of the Americas” or possible “Out of EVERYWHERE!”
Of course our main and typically unspoken concern centers around the previous work of previous researchers and how accepting any of these extraordinary dates would negate all of their hard work! Well boo whooooo! Do we seek the truth or not? Or are we seeking EGO ENHANCEMENT INSTEAD? REAL SCIENCE follows the evidence WHEREVER it might lead! If not, then it is FAKE SCIENCE (aka: wishful thinking)!!
We used to think H. erectus was the first hominin to migrate out of Africa but more and more we find evidence that it may have been H. habilis the infamous TOOL MAN instead! This archaic human ancestor was something of a cross between an ape and human in many minds. Some think it was a MISSING LINK or transitional species between the ape-like australopithicines and H. erectus. Some do not even consider this species to belong in the genus HOMO at all as they believe it to be an “advanced” Australopithecine! HANDYMAN used Oldowan Tools that are very primitive stone tools and can barely even be called tools at all as they are certainly far from being anything like Clovis Points or Acheulean stone tools.
TRUE SCIENTISTS admit when they are WRONG as they come across new EVIDENCE proving them wrong. Why? Because the true scientist is driven by evidence and discovery instead of his/her own ego and funding! Sadly, MOST scientists today are from the later category!!
The evidence is clear! Humans have been in the Americas for a long, long time! It’s high time to start pursuing that evidence instead of trying to negate it, ignore it, or continuing to stroke our egos! It’s high time to throw out our FAKE SCIENCE and RETURN to REAL science and the TRUE SCIENTIFIC METHOD that is NOT based on the expectations of our funding benefactors and THEIR agendas! Our job as researchers and scientists is to simply unearth the discoveries, present the evidence, and LET THE PIECES FALL WHERE THEY MAY! That’s just a plain hard fact of REAL SCIENCE so get used to it!!
The required extraordinary evidence for these extraordinary sites is THERE! We must find it as that is our job as scientists! Enough of the denying! Enough of the ego trip already! It’s time to throw out that dusty STINKING old carpet that we so love to hide things under! It’s time to EMPTY all those dusty old backrooms in our museums and universities filled with “oddities” that just don’t fit our beloved paradigms! It’s time to shine the light on them so we can figure out…..REALLY….just WHERE IN THE HELL WE COME FROM! In addition, it is time we start supporting each other and stop trying to marginalize each other! Cooperation goes a lot further than bitch-fighting!!
Times are changing and of this there is NO DOUBT. And along with those changing times our OLD ARCHAIC paradigms are slowly changing too whether we like it or not! The old is gradually being replaced with the new paradigms and I say we embrace those new paradigms wholeheartedly. What we thought was, WAS NOT and what we thought was not, is turning out to be what WAS!
NO THEORY was ever meant to be set in concrete! Theories are supposed to be fluid and subject to change as new finds and new evidence comes to light! It’s time we break out of our beloved secure ruts, gain some guts, and forge forward into the new and unknown! That is what REAL scientists have always done and that is what we must return to doing today!! New times call for new ways and these ARE the very times we are now in. It’s time to move beyond the old paradigms and into the new paradigms! It is time to resume our ancient quest for TRUTH! Of course, that means setting aside one’s ego and this is going to be hard to do because our modern world is obsessed (psychotically) with our own little fearful egos!
It’s time to uncover our TRUE STORY and our TRUE ORIGINS!