In January of this year finds at Bluefish Cave in Northwestern Canada were announced that turned everything we thought we knew about humans in the Americas upside down. We thought that the Clovis Culture (13 kya) was the earliest human culture to arrive in the Americas but the finds at Bluefish Cave made that not so when the fossil remains at Bluefish Cave were dated to 24 kya.
The evidence at Bluefish Cave was actually found between 1977–1987 but was summarily dismissed because it didn’t fit with the accepted view in academia as to when humans first entered into North America. The evidence at Bluefish Cave consisted of butchered bones that show clear signs of stone tools! But, the finds at Bluefish Cave in NW Canada (the Yukon Territory) were not the only evidence and study summarily dismissed by academia because it didn’t fit with accepted theory as to when humans first entered into North America.
Location of the Bluefish Cave site in NW Canada (Yukon Territory)
Another study that was summarily dismissed was published in March of 1981 in the journal “Arctic” (Vol. 34, No. 1) conducted by A.V. Jopling, W.N. Irving, and B.F. Beebe. The study is entitled “Stratigraphic, Sedimentological, and Faunal Evidence for the Occurrence of Pre-Sangamonian Artefacts in Northern Yukon.” Continue Reading
Climate on planet Earth is NOT stagnant and never has been. Climate changes all of the time. To deny climate change is to deny a proven fact. But is that climate change happening today warming caused by man or cooling with the possibility of a returning ice age?
Thanks to JR Bentley for the below stories. Here are two very interesting stories regarding climate change. The first article proposes that the entire foundation of the man-made global warming theory is WRONG. If this theory is confirmed by further research then it proves that CO2 emissions are not the cause of climate change in our modern times. Continue Reading
Source: Barents Sea Grows Ice in May
The ice up north is growing instead of melting! This is something to definitely keep an eye on!!
Maka woman in Pacific Northwest from 1900
In a recent post to his webpage Linguist Robert Lindsay makes two important observations (among others). In the final paragraph he notes how the Mozabite people in Algeria are Caucasoid but they are “some of the weirdest-looking Caucasoids I have ever seen. They don’t really look like any other race of humans..” He notes some look like people from India. He also notes that in papers about the genesis of the Caucasian race North Africa, the Middle East, and India are mentioned (frequently) as hubs for the development of this race 30-40 kya. He further notes that the Mozabite people are mentioned over and over when remains of ancient genetic groups are discussed along with the Uighur “for some odd reason.” I think this is because some researchers consider the Mozabites and Uighur to be some of the most ancient people on the planet.
This is subject matter for a future post I think but for now I want to focus on something else Lindsay said in this post. He notes, “There are also links between Orcadians (Scottish Islanders) and Siberians.” This is true and has been acknowledged by some researchers. Then Lindsay goes on to say this:
“Skulls from Europe from 21,000 YBP (years before present) look more like Amerindians than anything else. The closest match-up between those ancient European skulls is the Makah Amerindian tribe from Europe.”
Now the Makah are actually a Native American tribe currently dwelling in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest of the US. They are a federally recognized tribe. These people have hunted whales and seals for generations. So I’m not sure what Lindsay means by saying the Makah “tribe from Europe” because most anthropologist believe these people came via the Beringia Landbridge into North America and never were in Europe. However, skulls of SOME Europe from around 21 kya DO in fact resemble Amerindian skulls!
In 2007 there was a find and DNA analysis that undercut recent theories about Paleoamericans (the first people in the New World) having originally come from SE Asia or even Europe. That find was the “Cave Maiden.” These remains were of a teenage girl found in a Mexican cave who lived about 12 kya. The cave is the Outland Cave in the Yucatan. Her bones are believed to be one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in the Americas. DNA analysis showed her ancestry was from a now vanished land between Siberia and Alaska. Continue Reading
Below are some alternatives to what the land masses and equator may have resembled in the past. Thanks to the creator of these images JR Bentley. Great work!
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Image #1: In this image Antarctica is closer to the equator and would be in a Tropical or sub-tropical zone which would explain the prehistoric forest of palm trees found there. Notice too how close New Zealand and Australia would have been to the equator.
Image #2: In this image the equator runs through North America. That would have made the Great Lakes area a tropical area as well as portions of the American Southwest, et al. The North Pole would have been somewhere over eastern Siberia and the South Pole near Brazil’s Amazon.
Image #3: In this image the equator runs through North Africa and Spain among other places.
You can find a list of super-continents at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supercontinents
Among some of the more interesting to me are as follows: Continue Reading
Yesterday I posted about a study suggesting 52 mya Antarctica had palm trees and other tropical and sub-tropical vegetation (see link below). Turning now to the other side there is also a study that concluded that the Arctic (North Pole) had palm trees and even crocodiles 52 mya!
It’s estimated that between 52-56 mya which is within the early Eocene period, palm trees grew as far north as Alaska and crocs swam in the Arctic. So taking an average we can say about 55 mya both the Arctic and Antarctica both had tropical and sub-tropical climates which is a far cry from the climates they have today!
Again, as in the study I posted about yesterday regarding Antarctica, core samples were also taken from the seabed of the Arctic Ocean floor and results of 3 studies were all published in the journal “Nature” in 2006.
In the Arctic at this time it’s believed the average temp was about 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Now like I said in yesterday’s post these researchers are assuming both Antarctica and the Arctic were in the same positions they are today 52 mya which I personally highly DOUBT! Continue Reading