First native americans #3 - solutrean theory - david haysley 10 mar 2017 12 mar 2017 supporters of the solutrean hypothesis refer to recent archaeological finds in north america that predate the other cultures as evidence of the habitation of the solutrean culture before the clovis. You see a comparison of one of the solutrean spear heads to a typical clovis spearhead the hypothesis of the archaeologist who found it stated that the solutrean knappers made special large spear heads with no practical value for ceremonial purposes. Just like afrocentrists have cockamamie theories, so do eurocentrists some people believe that the first peoples of the americas were the solutreans, a stone age people from france and spain who existed around 25 kya, and ended 16,500 ya they would have had to cross 3000 miles of ice and water, does that seem possible. The solutrean hypothesis, first proposed in 1998, is a hypothesis about the settlement of the americas that claims that people from europe may have been among the earliest settlers of the americas   its notable proponents include dennis stanford of the smithsonian institution and bruce bradley of the university of exeter [3. If their idea, called the solutrean hypothesis, becomes widely accepted, it would mean dramatic revisions to the story of the ancient world it would mean that the sea played a central part in the drama of human expansion out of africa, with oceans serving more as roads than as barriers. The solutrean hypothesis proposes that stone tool technology of the solutrean culture in prehistoric europe may have later influenced the development of the clovis tool-making culture in the americas, and that peoples from europe may have been among the earliest settlers in the americas   it was first proposed in 1998.
A new study challenges the ice bridge theory, or solutrean hypothesis, of how the first humans settled north america. The solutrean hypothesis is a minority opinion concerning the human settlement of north americait holds, essentially, during the ice age, anatomically modern humans from europe crossed via an ice bridge or over open water to north americathey brought the solutrean high hunting culture, with its characteristic and advanced stone tool set to. I've blogged before about the woebegone solutrean hypothesis, and i'm happy to say that it is now dead the oldest well-characterised archaeological culture in america is the clovis culture its main diagnostic type is a large knapped stone spearhead with a fluted base the solutrean hypothesis starts from a comparison with spearheads from the. It has yet to be disproved even so, it is a minority opinion see solutrean hypothesis the only sure way we are going to find out how humans came to north america is to build a time machine during the great ice age the oceans were lower a. The solutrean hypothesis argues that people from europe may have been among the earliest settlers of the americas its notable recent proponents include dennis stanford of the smithsonian institution and bruce bradley of the university of exeter this hypothesis contrasts with the mainstream archaeological orthodoxy that the north american.
The solutrean hypothesis builds on similarities between the solutrean industry and the later clovis culture / clovis points of north america, and suggests that people with solutrean tool-technology crossed the ice age atlantic by moving along the pack ice edge, using survival skills similar to those of modern eskimo people. I don't know why you care so much about the kennewick man the kennewick man is only ever brought up by people attacking the solutrean hypothesis. Abstractthe solutrean hypothesis for the origin of the clovis archaeological culture contends that people came from south-western europe to north america during the last glacial maximum this hypothesis has received numerous critiques, but little objective testing, either of cultural or genetic evidence.
Racists around the country will have some explaining to do after news reports confirmed what many have suspected for many years now, that the solutrean people of europe did not possess white skin worse, the evidence for the solutrean hypothesis, regardless of who the solutreans were, received a. I totally agree with the assessment by mr vaughn it is ironic how people hate the solutrean hypothesis, some even calling it racist when anthropoligists speak of eropeans many people think of modern people but fail to remember that this was a europe of more than 25,000 years go. Posts about solutrean hypothesis written by racerealist ethnic genetic interests and group selection does exist: a reply to jayman. Skull may prove solutrean hypothesis - the right perspective.
Does skull prove that the first americans came from europe by steve connor science editor tuesday, 3 december 2002 scientists in britain have identified the oldest skeleton ever found on the american continent in a discovery that raises fresh questions about the accepted theory of how the first people arrived in the new world.
The claim for purported similarities in the artifact assemblages of solutrean paleolithic foragers (23,500-20,000 cal bp) and clovis paleoindians (13,300-12,800 cal bp) has resulted in the resurgence of a hypothesis which suggests the two are ancestrally related while there is currently no evidence to support this hypothesis, the question. The solutrean hypothesis about the settlement of the americas claims that people from europe may have been among the earliest settlers of the americas its notable recent proponents include dennis stanford of the smithsonian institution and bruce bradley of the university of exeter. The solutrean solution--did some ancient americans come from europe solutrean peoples could have used this knowledge of watercraft to travel and exploit marine resources we believe the hypothesis of a western old world ancestry for clovis should be reconsidered. Could the first humans to reach the americas have come from europe alasdair wilkins 3/05/12 3:44pm filed to: archaeology filed to: archaeology archaeology solutrean hypothesis at the end of the day, the solutrean hypothesis is a neat idea. The solutrean hypothesis contends that europeans may have been in americas before the arrival of a later wave of people of asian mongoloid race stone tool technology of the solutrean culture in prehistoric europe may have later influenced the development of the clovis tool-making culture in the americas. When stanford proposed this solutrean hypothesis in 1999, colleagues roundly rejected it one prominent archaeologist suggested that stanford was throwing his career away but now, 13 years later.