European style stone tools suggest Stone Age people actually discovered America

Feb 29, 2012 by Bob Yirka report

(PhysOrg.com) -- Archeologists and historians have long known that it wasn’t really Christopher Columbus who discovered America. Native Americans had been living all over North, Central and South America long before he arrived. And Native Americans came from Asia across the frozen-over Bering Sea in the west. But now, it appears Europeans might have been first to arrive on the scene after all. Stone tools found recently in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the eastern United States, all appear to bear a striking resemblance to tools used by Stone Age peoples in early Europe, and have been dated to a time between 19,000 and 26,000 years ago, a period during which Stone Age people were making such tools, and long before the early Asians arrived.

It’s not an implausible theory, suggests Dennis Stanford, of the Smithsonian Institution and Bruce Bradley of the University of Exeter, because people could have come from Europe by traveling across the ice-bound North Atlantic during the Ice Age. The evidence is further bolstered by the recent discovery that an ancient knife found in Virginia in 1971 was made of flint that originated from France. They two have coauthored a book on the subject, Across Atlantic Ice.

Stanford and Bradley also point out the lack of evidence of any human activity in the north-east part of Siberia or in Alaska any earlier than 15,500 years ago. And the reason early Asians won out, evolving into the people now called Native Americans, was because their window of opportunity was much wider, 15,000 years versus just 4500 for the early Europeans. Thus the original Native Americans were either assimilated or killed by the large numbers of migrating Asians. Evidence that it was likely the former has been found in the DNA of skeletons of North American Native American people. Also, the language of several Native American tribes doesn’t seem to have originated from Asia.

The two also say that it’s conceivable that Stone Age people could have traveled such a long way over ice from Europe to America because there would have been more than enough food to be had from the ocean. It all adds up the two say, to a compelling case for Stone Age travelers being titled as the people who truly did discover America.

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gwrede
2.3 / 5 (15) Feb 29, 2012
Well! That makes Europeans the original Americans, and Indians the invaders. Should we now give the U.S. to them and move the white people to reservations?
210
1 / 5 (11) Feb 29, 2012
Interesting, indeed: Based on the genetic records, people out of Africa(Modern man) inter-bred with Europeans(Neanderthals), they did not murder them off:http://www.physor...ual.html
Now, this story further informs that the gene record bears data of mating with stone age Europeans and the later arriving Asian population NOT mass murder.
When we look in the mirror, we are seeing people/person who look(s) as they do because we did not have rapid transit capability over the last 150000 years, as we have had it for the last 500 years! White people R Black people, they R Red People, they R Asian people, etc. IF catastrophe struck our world & there were 3 black men & about 13 differnt women left on the earth; 25-30,000yrs, we would all B back:So, let's just Get along!
word-to-ya-muthas
tinmanpo
3.7 / 5 (3) Feb 29, 2012
Interbreeding and murder aren't mutually exclusive. I'd suspect more of the latter was the rule of the day when cultures collided.
210
1.3 / 5 (13) Feb 29, 2012
Interbreeding and murder aren't mutually exclusive. I'd suspect more of the latter was the rule of the day when cultures collided.

"cultural collision", indeed: Now a days, oh yeah...we will have a world war over rice...these days!
But just what would they have fought over? In fact, it is difficult to see much chance 4 difference, culturally...all were nomadic, with a world population that was positively anemic. The neanderthal population had fallen to less than a handful of people and come back to some modest number historically...because of a feud, a war? Yeah, from our point of view, we fight over anything and will not hesitate. These guys, were still working out the basics of fire...but, they had big brains, they may have realized the importance of each other...being nomadic, a great trial 4 neanderthals, the size of this world could not have escaped their intellect. But collisions...oh yeah...based on the gene record they were COLLIDING alright!
word-to-ya-muthas
Pediopal
1 / 5 (12) Feb 29, 2012
Sadly Stanford and Bradley use their connections with the Smithsonian to promote their odd ball theories and book. Theories that are not even original but borrowed from crack-pots that first proposed Atlantic/European colonization decades ago in their books. Gladwin and his Men Out of Asia and The Origin of the Indians by F.A. Moller are two that come to mind. Maybe pretending the Redskins practiced ethnic cleansing on the Europeans first helps them feel better about the tens of thousands of Redskin remains moldering away in the basement of the Smithsonian.
Caliban
5 / 5 (1) Feb 29, 2012
Nothing crackpot about it. A small mountain of evidence exists. Topper site, et al, exist. Hell- even the Amerinds themselves spoke of the fair-skinned giantish people they fought with and ultimately vanquished.
Pediopal
1 / 5 (8) Mar 01, 2012
Nothing crackpot about it. A small mountain of evidence exists. Topper site, et al, exist. Hell- even the Amerinds themselves spoke of the fair-skinned giantish people they fought with and ultimately vanquished.

Well heck if you are going to mention the Topper site how can you not have also mentioned the mountainous mole hill of Calico??
The giant white guys are another matter. Since I have never been able to substantiate that Indian Legend as pre-contact I have to go with it being a post-contact form of wishful thinking/threat. In another words just a bunch of Indians that were getting pretty damn tired of white guys robbing them blind coming up with a - We kicked GIANT white ass in the past so do not think we cannot kick your skinny white butts now - type of bravado. Thankfully we managed to exterminate most of the pesky natives before they could do us much damage.
Beard
not rated yet Mar 05, 2012
Well heck if you are going to mention the Topper site how can you not have also mentioned the mountainous mole hill of Calico??
The giant white guys are another matter. Since I have never been able to substantiate that Indian Legend as pre-contact I have to go with it being a post-contact form of wishful thinking/threat. In another words just a bunch of Indians that were getting pretty damn tired of white guys robbing them blind coming up with a - We kicked GIANT white ass in the past so do not think we cannot kick your skinny white butts now - type of bravado. Thankfully we managed to exterminate most of the pesky natives before they could do us much damage.


We? Us? Are you an immortal three hundred year old vampire or something?
rwinners
1 / 5 (5) Mar 05, 2012
I have a thought that these 'earliest' dates of residence can easily be revised again and again as new discoveries are found.
There is no reason to think that explorers from Asia or Europe were on the North American continent well before the dates indicated in this article.

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