Mr Monkey Goes to Mexico by Coracle

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By some alleged twist of fate a group of scientists (whatever THEY are) at Liverpool JM are claiming human settlers landed in the Americas 30 000 years earlier than was previously thought.

Trouble is, the alleged evidence seems to merely amount to a single dubious hoof-mark glooped in an ancient shoreline. Bit thin, guys.

Wiser bloggers will recall the more dignified scientific consensus on this particular branch of the human migration story: the Clovis First Model suggests the continent’s early inhabitants arrived 12,500 years ago at the end of the last ice age, by crossing a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska.

And genetic data of contemporary Native American people supports a recent arrival, which agrees well with an entry through the Beringian land bridge

One wonders when the first “THAT GLOOPY FOOTSTEP IS AN ALIEN HOOF” theory will emerge.

Indeed, perhaps this blog qualifies?! I think not



One comment


    markbanerji

    July 5, 2005

    i had a premonition on wednesday and stayed in bed on thursday

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