I'm sure my anthropologist son will correct me in some or many ways, but I gotta throw this out. . .
First, the article that spawned this tirade:
Ancient woman suggests diverse migration
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jul 23, 11:18 pm ET
MEXICO CITY – A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas appears to support theories that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from a broader area than once thought, researchers say.
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History on Thursday released photos of the reconstructed image of a woman who probably lived on Mexico's Caribbean coast 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. She peeks out of the picture as a short, spry-looking woman with slightly graying hair.
Anthropologists had long believed humans migrated to the Americas in a relatively short period from a limited area in northeast Asia across a temporary land corridor that opened across the Bering Strait during an ice age.
But government archaeologist Alejandro Terrazas says the picture has now become more complicated, because the reconstruction more resembles people from southeastern Asian areas like Indonesia.
"History isn't that simple," Terrazas said. "This indicates that the Americas were populated by several migratory movements, not just one or two waves from northern Asia across the Bering Strait."
This whole "facial reconstruction" stuff stinks to me. How definitive can these guys be using muscle attachment points, etc that are over 10,000 yrs old to reconstruct what a person looked like. I'm a man of science, but sometimes I wonder who these guys are trying to kid.
Besides, I've seen Mexicans that looked Asian, Indians (from India) that looked Native American, and hundreds of anomalies like that my whole life, so going by how someone looks is ridiculous.
I truly believe that the Bering Land Bridge theory is only a part of the puzzle. We know there are people in Tierra Del Fuego who have Autralian ancestory. IT's hard to look at ancient Meso American sculpture without wondering about a Mid-east/African connection. There needs to be more definitive DNA studies done before we'll really know anything.
Do you know that there are two groups of Native Americans who speak Athabaskan languages? There are the Athabaskans of Alaska and the Navajo, Commanche and others from the south west. Nobody else speaks Athabaskan. Language patterns tell us a lot. Take a look at the distribution of Nauhuatl from meso America up through the south west and down into So. Amer. People have found many similarities between eastern NA language and northern European.
I had an interesting conversation with a Russian guy when I was in Homer, Alaska a few weeks ago. He told me he had relatives on both sides of the Bering Straits. You see, it's only about 50 miles across with islands in the middle that are 2.5 miles apart (one is Russian, one is American. . . yes, Russia is only 2.5 miles from the US). On a good day, any Eskimo worth his salt can jump in his kayak and be in Russia (or visa versa) by evening. So this Russian guy is telling me how in the 60s his family used to have family reunions every couple years on both coasts. They didn't have passports or check in with customs or any of that shit. They just did it like their ancestors had been doing it for thousands of years. Hmmm, so anthropologists believe that the migration occurred "in a relatively short period."
Who are these anthropologists?! What agenda are they trying to uphold? Who is feeding them dollars and bullshit to get them to continue perpetrating this farse?