by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 05:45
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

You're absolutely correct, Lee.  Good night.
by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 05:17
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

Apples and oranges, Lee, but the field is yours.
by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 04:25
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

That it is more modern than ancient is your spin on it and is just as much speculation and no more valid than my suggesting suggesting it may not be modern, but your argument implies that if clams are available then there is no need for boats.  The point I thought was obvious is that if there are bo...
by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 03:33
Forum: Flintknapping - Beginners
Topic: flint needed
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: flint needed

Glass is always available and could get you started if nothing else should be immediately available; porcelain (toilet tanks, broken china plates, etc.) will also work.  A couple of online references that discuss flint resources in your general area can be found at http://journal.lithics.org/index.p...
by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 03:11
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

"Sorry, I don't."

I suspect you do, but I have nothing more to add.
by NewbowPA
21 Nov 2017, 00:41
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

That saying is 7000 years after the fact.  I doubt that the saying is modern but it's antiquity is impossible to demonstrate one way or the other.  You know very well what I was implying but, for the record, in reply to "I don't know where you are getting your information..." here are a few sources:...
by NewbowPA
20 Nov 2017, 20:31
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

Your over-the-ice idea, at least as I restated it, along with my reasons for doing so, is plausible and even seductive, if not compelling.  It stands on its own and I'm a little bemused by why you feel you have to deny the possibility of watercraft, as though their existence somehow diminishes the o...
by NewbowPA
20 Nov 2017, 20:30
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Why did people from Beringia move south when they did?
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Why did people from Beringia move south when they did?

Beringians were modern people.  People are curious and push on to explore what is around them.  What's over the next hill or around the bend?  Not so long ago we all "knew" that they moved down as soon as they could through the ice free corridor, but today we have reason to believe people were in No...
by NewbowPA
20 Nov 2017, 05:11
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

As I suggested, and stand by, not all possibilities are equal.  Speculation is great armchair fun but remains speculation none-the-less.  We will never be entirely certain of what happened, exactly how it went, in the prehistoric past but future discoveries will continue to inform and narrow (or may...
by NewbowPA
19 Nov 2017, 06:00
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

Dogs are negative speculation, just as boats . Not all things for which conclusive evidence is absent are equally probable.  DNA suggests dogs weren't domesticated until around 16000 years ago (about as early as many are willing to accept for the peopling of the Americas) with selected breeding evi...
by NewbowPA
17 Nov 2017, 06:59
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

Honestly, I hadn't considered migratory birds, though I had given some thought to unfamiliar flotsam casting up on the beach.  Point taken!  They most likely were aware of a "somewhere else" to the south.  Getting there is still problematic.  Given the current state of evidence, over the ice is more...
by NewbowPA
14 Nov 2017, 18:01
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

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.  Withou...
by NewbowPA
14 Nov 2017, 07:05
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 42
Views: 1.7K

Re: New Research On

Unlikely.  For one thing, the animals in question would have to be herdable which is a good deal different than driving some over a cliff.  I am aware of nothing in the record that would suggest that native populations in North America were herders at that time but, if the corridor's natural graze w...
by NewbowPA
14 Nov 2017, 06:16
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Pic test
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Pic test

Yes.  Looks okay to me.
by NewbowPA
20 Oct 2017, 20:37
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: "Flint"knapping gallium?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: "Flint"knapping gallium?

It's a bit expensive but would be interesting if someone happens to have a lump already.
by NewbowPA
04 Oct 2017, 21:31
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: New reading material
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: New reading material

ISBN-10: 1604695315,  ISBN-13: 9781604695311
by NewbowPA
10 Sep 2017, 05:29
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Clovis Point? Arrowhead? Just a rock?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Clovis Point? Arrowhead? Just a rock?

My guess is that it is, indeed, unexciting; not an arrowhead, at least.  There is no indication of flaking, grinding or any other form of preindustrial shaping.  It appears to be a broken half of whatever it was originally and it looks metallic to me, though that could be due to the lighting.  Given...
by NewbowPA
28 Jul 2017, 18:35
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Clovis/Folsom Help
Replies: 6
Views: 361

<r>Ethan: The "How to" section of the Puget Sound Knappers Web Site contains a detailed article on how to set up a point for fluting as well as instructions on building a fluting jig (<URL url="http://pugetsoundknappers.com/how_to/sollberger_jig.html"><s>[url=http://pugetsoundknappers.com/how_to/sol...
by NewbowPA
21 Jul 2017, 19:18
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: The peopling of the Americas
Replies: 3
Views: 316

<r>In what way Charlie is connected to the cited paper (or another paper for which he claims shared authorship in his Academia profile) is unclear, as his name is included nowhere in the papers and he does not elaborate on his contribution. He still seems to be a member here at PP but it has been 2 ...
by NewbowPA
17 Jul 2017, 05:38
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: A brief summary of human history
Replies: 3
Views: 187

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