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By Dennis J. Stanford

Who have been the 1st people to inhabit North the US? in response to the now standard tale, mammal hunters entered the continent a few 12,000 years in the past through a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. detailed stone instruments belonging to the Clovis tradition proven the presence of those early New international humans. yet are the Clovis instruments Asian in beginning? Drawing from unique archaeological research, paleoclimatic examine, and genetic experiences, famous archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley problem the outdated narrative and, within the method, counter traditional—and frequently subjective—approaches to archaeological trying out for ancient relatedness. The authors observe rigorous scholarship to a speculation that locations the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the 1st americans crossed the Atlantic via boat and arrived in advance of formerly notion. providing archaeological and oceanographic proof to help this statement, the publication dismantles the previous paradigm whereas persuasively linking Clovis know-how with the tradition of the Solutrean those who occupied France and Spain greater than 20,000 years ago.

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As McJunkin rode down Wild Horse arroyo he noticed large animal bones protruding from newly exposed canyon walls, and even more fossils were scattered downstream. McJunkin’s curiosity was piqued because the newly exposed bones were much larger than the cow and buffalo bones he was so familiar with, and because these bones had been buried beneath twenty feet of dirt and clay. Over the years, McJunkin talked about his discovery, and the legend of the prehistoric monster buffalo spread through the local communities around Folsom, New Mexico.

Could the ancestors of Clovis have been the Solutrean people of Europe rather than the long-sought Asians? 18 Chief among the obstacles were the time gap of 5,000 years between the two cultures and the belief that Paleolithic people did not have boats and could not, therefore, have navigated the stormy ice age Atlantic Ocean. In the face of these problems, most researchers simply dismissed the technological similarities as examples of independent invention of equipment used by unrelated people to exploit similar environments.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. S. 2. 3. 58 million years BP Pliocene-Quaternary (current ice age) glaciation began FOREWORD Across Atlantic Ice is an account of two complex and treacherous journeys, one long ago and the other very recent. One is postulated to have occurred across a perilous mosaic of periglacial environments of the Northern Hemisphere during the peak of the last major glaciation some eighteen or twenty millennia ago.

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