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They may simply not have had the opportunity.
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:37pm

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 African genus, used to tropical conditions. They may not have known how to sew fur pelts into warm, secure clothing.
3. They may not have been smart enough. Extreme conditions require extreme intelligence, which they might not have possessed.

I admit that it is moderately likely that pre-sapiens were in the Americas before Homo sapiens, but we cannot make positive assertions until we have positive evidence. In my opinion, only skeletal remains are sufficient to establish this. That is because stone tools etc are very difficult to date. Isotopic dating give only the date that the stones solidified, which could easily be millions of years ago. Skeletons contain carbon which can be dated back to about 50,000 years. Beyond that, other radiometric methods must be used.

Just because something happened does not mean that evidence of the event remains in existence. I remain hopeful but skeptical.


  • 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
    • They may simply not have had the opportunity. — DFM, Sat Apr 29 6:37pm
    • 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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