Interesting Article

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Interesting Article

Post#1 » Thu Apr 17, 2003 2:17 pm

Hi all!

There is an interesting article in Issue 49 of Ancient american magazine, starting on page 7. I believe it is the current issue. "DNA tests reveal: Early Americans were Caucasian?" Frank Joseph. Just thought it might be of interest.

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DNA REVEALS...................

Post#2 » Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:49 am

Ancient American

Issue Number 49

DNA tests reveal early Americans were Caucasian: by Frank Joseph

While readers of Ancient American are familiar with the story of Kennewick Man: the 9,000 year old skeleton of a Caucasian male found in Washington State, they may be surprised to learn that his are by no means the only such remains found in America. Nor are they the oldest.

That status goes to Peyon Woman III, a specimen at Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, found while a well was being dug at the nearby International Airport. Inadvertently unearthed was the skull of a Caucasian woman who died when she was 27 years old, between 12,700 and 13,000 years ago.

At that time, according to mainstream archaeologists, Mongoloid peoples migrating out of Asia over a land bridge spanning the Bering Straits into Alaska were the only inhabitants of North America. Their cranial remains are short and broad, like those of modern-day Indians. In sharp contrast, the Mexico City example is long and narrow, identifiably Caucasian, according to geologist Silva Gonzalez.

Gonzalez teaches at John Moores University, in England, where she received a grant from the British government to conduct her research. Gonzalez wondered if the skull, found back in 1959, was older than it’s museum designation in the 16th century, and sent it to Oxford University for carbon-dating. Testing confirmed that the young woman to whom it belonged was part of a fair skinned population that resided in the Americas during the last Ice Age. But Penyon Woman III was not alone.

On October 9, 1933, an ice age grave was found in Browns Valley on the Minnesota border with North Dakota. Although some thousand years younger than the Mexican find. Browns Valley Man is the oldest Caucasian thus far recovered in the United States. Artifacts taken from his grave are not associated with the Yuma or Folsom types which flourished toward the close of the Ice Age, but, for lack of any other explanation, were categorized as “transitional” between the two by conventional scholars. In fact, these grave good are more likely the products of some foreign, overseas source, a supposition reinforced by the Brown's Valley Man’s discovery near the eastern bank of the Minnesota River.

A more recent find occurred in 1965, when the remains of a female Caucasian were excavated from another waterway in Colorado. The 9,700 year old Gordon Creek Woman had a smaller, narrower face than the indigenous people. It also displayed alveolar prognathism, which causes the tooth region to jut forward slightly, a characteristic not found in tribal Americans, but typical of modern Europeans.

Interesting to note is that Gordon Creek Woman’s bones and nearby tools had been sprinkled with hematite at the time of her burial. This is a blood red pigment manufactured in powdered form for funerary purposes by the red paint people, unknown mariners who traveled up and down the eastern seaboard of North America 7000 or more years ago. They appear to be the same race associated with Europe’s Old Stone Age.

A no less remarkable find was made in 1940, when the excellently preserved body of a 9,400-year-old Caucasian man was discovered inside a Nevada cave. The upper part of his body was partially mummified, and even some scalp and red hair remained on the head. His grave was lined with sagebrush, upon which the corpse was laid, indicating his people were sophisticated enough to use burial rites. Known as Spirit Cave Man, he had been placed on his left side with the knees flexed upward to the level of the hips, as posture similar to the fetal position (suggesting rebirth) found in pre-dynastic Egyptian burials. Well made leather slippers, a rabbit skin blanket and mats were in good condition.

Kennewick Man was found by two men who had come to watch a hydroplane boat race in Columbia Park. Nearly 400 bones and bone fragments were subsequently taken from a 300-foot square area at the bottom of the Kennewick River. The formed a skeleton five feet, nine inches tall, much taller and thinner than ancient Indian examples. The 9300 year old Caucasian’s chest had been crushed and a projectile point was imbedded in his hip. Perhaps he was one of an unknown race, exterminated by the Indians. The Menomonie still have traditions of the Attewandeton, a fierce tribe that, before it’s own disappearance, was alleged to have hunted down and killed off a pre modern, fair skinned people in the distant past.

Since his discovery in July, 1996, Kennewick Man has been at the center of a bitter dispute between scientist who want to learn more about him through further study, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intent on turning over his remains to local Indians demanding his reburial, even though they are not genetically related to him. A welcome federal court decision recently saved Kennewick Man and allows for his study by physical anthropologists. The case is an important one, because the physical evidence for Caucasians in pre-Columbian America is being destroyed in the name of political correctness.

For example, Kennewick Man’s contemporary, Spirit Cave Man, disappeared forever after he was handed over to Nevada Indians. Minnesota's 7,800 year old Pelican Rapids Woman was found in 1938, but eventually presented to local Indians for anonymous internment, even though she displayed Caucasian features. The same fate befell Brown’s valley Man. And Gordon Creek Woman, nearly forty years after her discovery, has never been DNA tested. Nor has the ten-year-old female at Nevada Grimes Point Burial Shelter been subjected to scientific examination, despite the location 9,740-year-old origins. Oregon's Prospect Man, more than 6,800 years old, likewise remains untested.

Testing, however, is under way on Arlington Springs Woman, a contender for the oldest known inhabitant in the Americas. Her discovery is especially interesting. She was found on an island, Santa Rosa, off the southern California coast, thereby proving her people’s Ice Age maritime skills, contrary to official archaeological opinion.

DNA research is also planned for Nevada’s Wizard Beach Man (9,500 Years Before Present), the Wilson Leonard Site in Texas (10,000 BP), and Montana’s 10,800 year old Anzick Burial of young child. Such testing is important, not only to determine the racial backgrounds of these individuals, but in comparing the genetic make-up of the various human population groups that first peopled America, their origins and time of arrival.

Last summer, Dr. Theodore Schurr told the American Association for the Advancement of Science that DNA research at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (San Antonio, Texas) was bale to trace four major lineages of American Indians to Siberia and Northeast Asia: specifically, in Bailkal and Altai-Sayan. These findings tallied with conservative theories of Mongoloid peoples arriving in North America over the Bering Strait’s land bridge before rising sea levels engulfed it.

However, Dr. Schurr and his colleagues were able to trace a fifth minor lineage with ancestral roots in Europe. Known as Haplogroup X, it was present among some Algonkian speaking groups, such as the Ojibwa, long before Columbus, or even the Vikings arrived here.

Haplogroup X comprises about 4% of the European population, but also occurs, to a lesser degree, in the Near East. Its discovery by the Southwest Foundation for biomedical Research was underscored by a University of Michigan team of anthropologists headed by Professor Loring Brace. He said that descendants of the first humans to enter the Americas show no ties to Asia.

Yet a second, smaller group of Indians, the Blackfoot, Iroquois, Inuit, and lesser tribes from Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts and Ontario, while mixed with Mongolian blood, nonetheless stem from yet another ancient Caucasian branch that produced the Jomon, the earliest culture creators in Japan, beginning about 10,000 years ago. Silvia Gonzalez, who was responsible for the re-dating of Penyon Woman III as the oldest known inhabitant of our continent, concluded, “If this proves right, it’s going to be quite contentious. We’re going to say to Native Americans, ‘Maybe there were some people in the Americas before you, who were not related to you‘.”

In reporting these revelations last year, Washington D.C. science editor, Roger Highfield stated that sufficient DNA evidence now exists to show that America was “colonized” by Europeans 30,000 years ago. They did not come over any long since sunken land-bridge to Asia, but were already in possession of a maritime technology sophisticated enough to carry them across the vast, hazardous stretches of the Atlantic Ocean.

The skulls and skeletons found from Mexico to Minnesota belong to those first discoverers of America, more than enough reason to preserve and study their remains.

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Post#3 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:41 am

Greetings, all. I saw this article, too. Quite interesting. :D Good post, WallflowerGal.


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