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Key word...'entrenched'. Then I'm glad you concure with my first post on this topic, since the purpose of it was to show the author's (article that started this topic) entrenched position has a flaw in it, although I'm sure those who believe modern humans can't walk on ice will probably disagree.NewbowPA wrote:
Lee: Perhaps I didn't express my "position" as well as I could have. What I should have said was, I have no 'entrenched' postion which I am compelled to defend.
Are you suggesting the only people who should be discussing the merits of papers or the evidence are those who's career security depends on it? Then why this board and what is it for? For example, Bob Patten's polarity and career security doesn't depend on either the journals or Paleoplanet, yet he discusses the papers and evidence in both places....and that is cool also.Forager wrote:
(and if the security of one's career doesn't depend upon it), it can be cool to sit on the curb and watch the parade.
No Clovis tools have been found in either Alaska or Northeast Asia. According to the Smithsonian, Clovis is concentrated in the Southeast US. The concept of "Clovis first" has been pretty much run to ground.spoons wrote:
are there any clovis style tools that have been found in eastern asia / it's a lot of ground and there was a long habitation period. old crow tools are only flake blades.
Red Clay wrote:Ref. "Across Atlantic Ice, The Origin of America's Clovis Culture". Bradley and Stanford.
http://ahotcupofjoe.net/2016/12/seven-w ... chaeology/
Your model does an excellent job of demonstrating why Robert Scott died at the South Pole...hay burners make for slow traveling in icy conditions. Why was Amundsen so successful, while Scott perished?NewbowPA wrote: The length of the corridor is variously estimated in the neighborhood of 1000 miles(1500-1600 km). Let's say it's 900 miles and assume they actually had animals to herd. The old west cattle drives would average around 15 miles a day. At that rate it would take 60 days to travel 900 miles. Without taking into consideration that even if that pace was possible at the start it could not be sustained due to the weakening of the herded animals, two months is a long time to go without any nutritional input. If the herded animals actually lasted 30 days, that would leave another 30 days without any food for people who would be using a lot of calories. It may be possible, assuming they had animals to herd, but it would have been a starvation route and hardly practical (if even possible) for migration. It further begs the question of why they would try to do it in the first place if they didn't already know where the corridor went.