Re: Traces of Ancient (30,000 BP) Hunters Found in Siberia
> MIB529 wrote:
> > Doug Weller <> wrote in message news:<nwgpcyiyy29$>.. .
> > >
> > >
> > > "Russian scientists uncovered a 30,000-year-old site where ancient hunters
> > > lived on the Yana River in Siberia, some 300 miles north of the Arctic
> > > Circle and not far from the Bering land bridge that then connected Asia
> > > with North America."
> > One: ABC News has been on my *plonk* list ever since the article claiming
> > Indians were inbred neanderthals.
> > Two: That almost triples current ages for habitation of Siberia. I'd like
> > to examine the site myself.
> > Three: It's still not old enough, according to Cinq-Mars.
> FWIW: cited on this list last year was a campfire found in Western
> Russia which was dated to 38,000 BP. which caused some consternation
> because of how quickly the H. Sapiens had to spread from Anatolia to get
> there. Otherwise, if a Neanderthal fire, it begs questions of what
> shelter they had. But, in any case, if anyone did develop the technology
> to survive the cold, then cirhostinghostinghostingpolar diffusion would be duck soup.
Cirhostinghostinghostingpolar diffusion and maintaining gracile skeletons (crural index .855)
during the middle of the Wisconsonian wouldn't be duck soup. Unless you're
willing to make a case for trans-Atlantic diffusion over 10,000 years ago,
in which case this conversation is moot.