Oho! It was an arms race and the peaceful Asians lost out to the warlike proto-Europeans, outstanding. These new projectile points are pretty wimpy compared to the Clovis flints. The white man stuck it to the natives twice in NA. The first homonids left Africa for unknown reasons- I suspect the neighbors had something to do with it. I also suspect that there is an atavistic urge to protect ones genes by geographic dispersal.
Now which one of these tribes wiped out the protohorse, mastodon and saber tooth tiger?
Oh we pushed each other all over the globe. Extinct Neandertal relatives serve up a complete genetic playbook…..
Suffering a bit of insomnia last week, I end up watching some show discussing the possibilities that the Knights Templar visited MN.
Yesterday, Garrison Keelor is discussing the Hohokum, of the Phoenix basin, who disappeared for no apparent reason; as have various tribes in the Western Hemisphere.
And, on the treadmill this morning, I’m wondering if a possible explanation might not be the inadvertent bio-genocide visited to the Americas by people’s who had domesticated pigs & fowl…
In light of the growing evidence that there were multiple emigrations from Europe, Africa & Asia to the Americas for tens of thousands of years is it not possible that intrepid voyagers,brought the flu or some other city disease to the Indians.
By some accounts 90% of the populations within 100 miles of the shore died whenever Europeans alit.
And more 1/22
Wanted: ‘Adventurous’ Woman to Birth Neanderthal
BRINGING NEANDERTHALS BACK COULD SAVE HUMANITY, GENETICIST SAYS
“It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done,” the professor, who says the plan would require “extremely adventurous female human” to serve as a surrogate mother, tells der Spiegel. The benefits of bringing back our long-extinct relatives include the fact that they may prove to be more intelligent than modern humans, and “when the time comes to deal with an epidemic or getting off the planet or whatever, it’s conceivable that their way of thinking could be beneficial,” the professor says.”
The Denisovan’s genetic library suggest that she came from a small population that expanded rapidly as it moved south through Asia,
Yes this is an ongoing theme of mine- My StuffSkill Set I Wish I Had- Knapping, Skill Set I’d Rather Not Have- Genocide .2 wanderlust is simply genetic diffussion? – Nothing Stands Alone- 1493 and Cusp Events
A Bone Here, a Bead There: On the Trail of Human Origins