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DFM
There is no evidence of hominids in the Americas earlier
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:51am
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than about 15,000 BCE. At least there is no evidence that I could find.

By 15,000 BCE the only hominid species left alive was Homo sapiens, the rest being extinct.

If you can find earlier evidence of hominids in the Americas, please post a link.

DFM

  • offshoots of hominid inhabiting every corner of the globe. "Native" Americans probably wiped them out when they migrated across the Alaskan land bridge.
    • There is no evidence of hominids in the Americas earlier — DFM, Fri Apr 28 7:51am
      • There were multiple migrations out of AfricaNews Junkie, Fri Apr 28 3:04pm
        "Homo erectus migrated from out of Africa via the Levantine corridor and Horn of Africa to Eurasia during the Early Pleistocene, possibly as a result of the operation of the Saharan pump, around 1.9... more
        • Multiple migrations out of AfricaDFM, Fri Apr 28 4:27pm
          Yes, there were. But the Bering Land Bridge was not above the water at all times. It was alternately flooded and emerged and its periods of emergence might not overlap the presence of these... more
          • Of course physical evidence is the gold standardNews Junkie, Fri Apr 28 4:51pm
            I'm just saying that it's really not believable that the various Hominid species that colonized all of Asia, Europe and Africa, and also mastered the use of fire and stone tools would not in the over ... more
            • 1. The Bering Land Bridge may not have been out of water when they might have available to cross. 2. They may have tried and failed to conquer the severe Arctic conditions. Remember, Homo is an... more
            • You bring up a good point.Christopher Blackwell, Fri Apr 28 10:08pm
              News Junkie, However you can bet that when such news evidence comes up, it will be resisted for years by academics whose reputations were based on earlier discovered in the past and earlier theories... more
              • Ocean CurrentsNews Junkie, Sat Apr 29 6:46am
                If hominids had gotten into the water, whether on purpose or by accident, anywhere along the east coast of Asia, the North Pacific ocean current would likely have delivered them to the west coast of... more
                • Dead pre-sapiens could not colonize.DFM, Sat Apr 29 6:39pm
                  It take huge preparation to set up a raft for habitation for six months or so. DFM
                • Another pointNews Junkie, Sat Apr 29 6:52am
                  Even if 100 percent of hominids perished (didn't know how to catch fish or whatever) while being carried by the North Pacific current from Asia to America, their bones would still be found along the... more
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