> Just read back thru the thread some.
And seem to have avoided comment on the most difficult questions and points:
1) Hard evidence in site reports from the interior and coast of Alaska demonstrates
people were fully aware of the interior (and traveled over interior ice) thousands
of years before evidence for boats, whether they had dogs or not, nor would they
have needed to traverse the entire 2000 km in a single season.
2) Big mistake by Erlandson and the University of Oregon showing Channel points and
crescents in the same hand from same site and suggesting they have anything at all
to do with a coastal adaptation.
3) IOW, where then are the sites in the Aleutian Islands?
Both archaeology and DNA evidence shows they were settled from east to west, just the
opposite direction of what would be predicted from the 'kelp highway' model.
4) on land you can always build an igloo and survive at least until your food runs out,
at sea (even close to shore) there is no such escape.
5) How does Braje et al. 2017 know there was a marine culture in Japan? Because the sites
that tell him that aren't underwater in the Old World at the start of his "kelp highway".
They only get drowned out when they come to America.
6) Also, why do they use a lithic point symbol on their map instead of Jomon pottery?
Because the evidence for pottery distribution in the Old World, away from Japan runs
counter to their hypothesis.
7) Just saying "boats" is so vague a generalization as to be meaningless. The
issue is "seaworthy" boats. And specifically what kind of seaworthy boats. The
issue is anyone getting below the LGM ice sheets @ ca. 14,000 had to have went
from west to east for some 1000+ miles first, be it either by land or sea. How
the north to south down the Pacific Coast got into this discussion is rather
baffling to me, it is a moot and meaningless argument.
8) https://aleutianislandsworkinggroup.wor ... n-islands/
"These sites have always been upland and are not at higher elevations cause of uplift
from earthquakes or the movement of tectonic plates, nor because sea levels dropped."
Post #25 "About this paper https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 8216311284
I haven't read it either. I can prove I had the idea (online) since at least 2011, and probably 10 years earlier than that privately. I researched it then to my satifaction that it was feasable and really don't need their 'old hat' data. They already have one glaring error in their abstract, there is one more possibility, it may not have been a case of either or, but BOTH the coast and the interior may have been involved."
Post # 47
If you lived near or above the Arctic Circle @ 46,000 to 15,000 years ago you didn't need to cultivate a garden so long as you ate the stomach and intestinal contents of animals or birds who did eat things that were much later cultivated farther south. The growing season for the Inuit for berries, greens, and such was and still is disastrously short to nonexistant and therefore a non-necessity.
"Bering Island (and Czaasrly Island, my note) is treeless, desolate and experiences severe weather, including high winds,
persistent fog and earthquakes." Earthquakes equal tital waves that wiped out entire coastal villages about once every thousand years in the Aleutians. Wiki also forgot to mention rogue waves, another chuck hole in the kelp highway hypothesis.
How did people survive at Lake Baikal @ 24,000 years ago where it was colder on average than Canada throughout the Ice Age?
May I assume if there is no comment on the above points you agree then that they are valid?
> Have you ever tried to cross an icefield in summer? or winter?
I will be more than happy to reply to your easy to refute questions (and accusations) just as soon as you either agree to the points above or provide a description of those imaginary ghost ships called "seaworthy boats" (per number "(7)". I will also be happy to accept a reference to a formal site report for Czaasrly Island that covers the last 15000 years. Thanks.
I sent some of my team members up onto the ice field behind Glacier Bay with special instructions to check out the weather conditions and to look for Clovis points that may be melting out of that ice highway. Sadly, Kwäday Dän Junior got lost, but that is another story.