Based on the research conducted by the Forensic Anthropologist Chatters on the skeletal remains of the Kennewick man, he seems to be a European migrant. The man definitely belonged to the western hemisphere, as definitive characteristics indicate so. Furthermore, he could belong either to the east or to the west of the Atlantic, since forensic studies indicate that his diet was strongly composed of Anadromous fish – fish born in the sea and lives in fresh water, before returning to the sea to spawn. As the video “The first Americans-Part 1” mentions the European roots that the Kennewick man had, I would agree with the claims of the forensic anthropologist that the man had a European descent. The video also mentioned that Native Americans themselves
The discovery of a Chinese boat called a junk does not support the Chinese discovered America first. Dr. John Furry works at the Natural History Museum of Northern California and spotted an interest in a junk. The junk was very similar to the junks that Zheng He’s (leader of voyages that the Chinese took at around 1418) had traveled with. There was a “wreck of a medieval Chinese junk buried under a sandbank in the Sacramento River of San Francisco Bay.” Deep evaluation shows that this junk’s wood was carbonated in 1410. Meaning that perhaps the Chinese made that boat in 1410 and traveled with it to America. Menzies thinks this junk is proof that the Chinese did travel to America before Columbus and the other Europeans who discovered America
According to the standard accepted theory, the Clovis people were the first inhabitants of the Americas. The Clovis people crossed the Beringia land bridge during the period of the last ice age, from there they spread across the Americas through an ice free-corridor. However, recent finding have suggested that the first people did not walk to America but came by boat. This paper will examine evidence found in Haida Gwaii and other sites along North and South America that supports a different view of human migration to the Americas, the coastal migration theory.
The aim of this report is to investigate Long Reef and Collaroy Beach’s coastal management.
The start of The Ocean at the End of the Lane began with an older man about the age of forty he returned home to his homeland in Sussex, England for a funeral. He then decided that he would revise the location of the house he once lived in. He then remembers that there was a young girl, about the same age as his sister, named Lettie Hempstock. He also remembers the fact that Lettie would always tell him about the pond behind the house being an ocean and not a pond. With Lettie on his mind and him being in town for the funeral he decided that he would go and visit where Lettie grew up. She was a young girl at the time so she lived with her mother and her grandmother. As this man approaches the house, Lettie is no longer there but a family
The novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman was an engrossing sci-fi novel. The story, largely told through flashbacks into the main characters past, were set when he was in his early childhood, specifically at age seven when he met a strange girl named Lettie Hempstock. His flashbacks are of when he met Lettie, their friendship and when everything went awry on their lane.
Anthropological theories concerning the peopling of North America is a topic that is widely debated. By far, Western scientists seem to agree that: “As a result of the vast amount of water that was locked up in glacial ice toward the end of the Pleistocene era, there was a worldwide drop in sea level of as much as 400 feet” (Sutton 19), creating a land link, known as the Beringia, between Asia and Alaska. Starting from this point about the land link, we find that Elias’s article “First Americans Lived on Bering Land Bridge for Thousands of Years,” is the most agreeable theory about the peopling of North America.
After settling the close debate as to where the American’s wished to build their canal and purchasing the area under the 1903 Hay-Herran treaty, the U.S. needed only permission to unearth the ground. Colombia wasn’t too fond of the idea and thus rejected all of America’s efforts. Negotiations with the country went quite poorly as well. Arthur Beaupré was chose to communicate with Colombia but negotiations continued to go poorly as, “he was frequently blunt, even dictatorial, in his
Kennewick Man has been an ongoing controversy among the archaeologists and Native American communities. Scientists believe that the studying of Kennewick Man is crucial to understanding the earliest of human history on the American continent, as he provides a rare opportunity to look at well preserved, mostly intact, ancient American remains. They feel that repatriation should not occur until they are able to study the skeleton enough to identify which cultural group he belongs to. Native American communities disagree, as they feel that scientists and the public disregard and disrespect the value of their religious beliefs. However, remains should not be repatriated to a Native group of it is unclear what group they belong to. Archaeologists
Indians arrived in America some 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. Archeological findings and Radiocarbon testing suggested that the prehistoric people who populated the Americas were hunters following the herds of wooly mammoths. They walked from Siberia across a land bridge into Alaska. They headed south toward warmer climates, slaughtering the mammoths as they went. As the glaciers melted, the oceans rose and covered this land bridge, creating the present-day Bering Strait and separating Alaska from Russia. By the time Christopher Columbus arrived, they were millions of what might be called First Americans or Amerindians occupying the two continents of Americas. The first noted documentation of the Beringia theory of the peopling of North America was by Jose de
The Ice Age froze most of the oceans into glaciers and the lowered sea levels uncovered a bridge connecting Eurasia and North America. Animals that migrated crossed this bridge and Asian hunters followed them into N.A.People kept coming in via the Bering land bridge for 250 years.
In the first part of this article it explains how dogma has trumped science. Through the couse of this first section it explains the idea of the Bering Strait theory. This is a highly controversal theory that states that Paleoindians walked from Asia over an anciant land bridge about 15,000 years ago. To many people this theory is rock solid but to some it is an insult. There are some breaks in the theory, one being that there is a gap in time that is unaccounted for. Some say that they settled into the land bridge then once again moved, but this is not for certian. There was even a term coined for die-hard archaeologists who insist upon Clovis as representing the earliest culture of North America. They were called the "Clovis Police". The