Our own past is full of questions without solid answers. What we think we truly know seems to be in question at every turn. Who had truly been the first to settle in what is now North America? More questions…no actual answers, or perhaps one is forth-coming? An interesting article found while doing some surfing for ancient history. Read on and feel free to post your thoughts!
Article is originally by Louis Beam – 10-27-98
Now it is the subject of a court battle between anthropologists who desire to learn all they can about it, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which wants to cover it up, both literally and figuratively.
The Corps of Engineers wishes to turn this remarkable find over to American Indian tribes who want it reburied without further study based on the claim the skeleton is an “Indian” and therefore should not be desecrated by being studied.
The discovery of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid in the United States has led to a breaking down of “an iron curtain of silence” which had existed in the news media and among some archaeologists and anthropologists.
It turns out at least six other Caucasoid skeletons, older than any Mongoloid Indian remains known in North America, have been found. These include the nearly 10,000-year old mummy of a Caucasoid male found in Spirit Cave, Nevada, and the skeletal remains of a nine-year-old Caucasoid female child found in Nevada of equal antiquity.
From their graves, men, women and children are speaking to us, and their tale is that of an ancient culture, stretching at the least from Arizona to Washington state. Their story, long unknown, now partially uncovered, rushes to greet us from the misty depths of the past-a sensational story of life and death in America BC.
Interestingly enough the Kennewick Man had imbedded in his pelvic girdle a two- inch Clovis spear-point of gray volcanic rock evidently thrown by an enemy with probable intent to kill. Kennewick Man survived the attack but the spear-point remained imbedded in his hip.
There is little proof there was a single Indian of Siberian extraction the entire Northwest when Kennewick Man lived, hunted and fought there. The present Indians in that region are believed to have been there less than 1,000 years, which makes them the invaders. Kennewick Man and his people are the “native Americans” of the Northwest, for whatever that is worth.
In fact, such terms as “first,” “original” and “native” really have no scientific or historical context in this time period, as so little is known (and if the federal government has its way little will be known) of the era.
But such terms are convenient and useful for present-day social engineers to provide preferential treatment to one class at the expense of another. As one lawyer involved in the court case stated, “A lot of their [Indian] pride and claims might not be true, and that might impact them in financially adverse ways.”
This may explain in part the veil of secrecy that has surrounded the other ancient Caucasoid people found, as well as attempts to prevent further studies, among the most important of which, for proper classification of remains, would be DNA testing.
In southern Idaho the skeletal remains of a 10,600-year-old woman, found in a gravel quarry near the town of Buhl, were reburied in December, 1991.
The Shoshone-Bannocks-believed by many scientists to have moved into the area less than 1,000 years ago-claimed the remains were those of a dead ancestor.
Tribal officials exercising authority newly granted them by the federal government refused permission for archeologists to perform DNA tests and chemical analyses that would provide clues as to the racial origin of the skeleton, as well as other valuable information.
WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
Most Americans, taught the Bering Strait theory as an explanation for the peopling of America, are unaware it is no longer seen as the sole explanation for the presence of man on these continents.
Archeological finds in South America, on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and elsewhere show conclusively that there were several distinct and separate migrations of different racial groups to the Americas.
Recent studies point to the hypothesis of a “North Atlantic Crescent” which existed between Europe and North America, with both water and ice serving as a “bridge” between the two continents.
It is clear also from genetic DNA sequencing that there was more than one migratory event. Indeed, as one DNA study bluntly stated, “The notion of a homogeneous Amerindian genetic pool does not conform with these and other results.”
Mummies of Caucasoid nobles buried in temples were found in ancient cities of South America. As ruins continue to yield their secrets it now appears many of the ancient pre-Columbian civilizations were seafaring peoples with a long tradition of open-sea sailing.
Rather than walking 10,000 miles from Mongolia to Chile, it now seems the “first Americans” may have sailed. And where they came from is yet to be firmly resolved.
Peru, Chile and Ecuador are all revealing long-forgotten cities of ancient peoples classified as racially Caucasoid, such as redheaded mummies in pre-Inca graves in Peru. This is not the history taught in the public schools.
Pre-Columbian tombs are shattering the adage that “dead men tell no tales.” The exciting tales they relate will force the rewriting of pre-Columbian history. Shattered will be the myth of “Indians” as the first Americans.
Also shattered will be the credibility of those who view the advancement of mankind as a series of events and developments independent of outside influence from distant cultures. This is a school of thought that became popular in American universities in the 1960s along with “progressive socialism” and bell-bottom pants.
Such thinking mutated in the once hallowed halls of academia into a form of politically correct archaeology that has greatly hindered the interpretation and understanding of American prehistory.
Great steps in understanding the origins of the American past are being made, and they are being done so over the academically dead bodies of fearful, politically correct, social historians, who now fmd themselves haunted by the long-dead bodies of stone-age Americans.
Some archeologists have built empires based upon theories resembling in magnitude the Mayan citystates just before their collapse. They see for themselves now an uncertain future in their chosen field where their long-held notions are increasingly seen as relics. When the DNA lab returns are in they will be out for job retraining.