European’s in America 22,000 years ago.

Dam Bursts: Washington Post reports “Soultrean Theory.”

Ten years ago scientists who talked about ancient Caucasians in North America were denounced as “racists” in the media. Now it is mainstream science backed by the top institutions. In the past two years the entire history of the first inhabitants of North America has been turned upside down.

From Washington Post…

When the crew of the Virginia scallop trawler Cinmar hauled a mastodon tusk onto the deck in 1970, another oddity dropped out of the net: a dark, tapered stone blade, nearly eight inches long and still sharp.

Forty years later, this rediscovered prehistoric slasher has reopened debate on a radical theory about who the first Americans were and when they got here.

When the crew of the Virginia scallop trawler Cinmar hauled a mastodon tusk onto the deck in 1970, another oddity dropped out of the net: a dark, tapered stone blade, nearly eight inches long and still sharp.

Forty years later, this rediscovered prehistoric slasher has reopened debate on a radical theory about who the first Americans were and when they got here.

Archaeologists have long held that North America remained unpopulated until about 15,000 years ago, when Siberian people walked or boated into Alaska and then moved down the West Coast.

But the mastodon relic found near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay turned out to be 22,000 years old, suggesting that the blade was just as ancient.

Whoever fashioned that blade was not supposed to be here.

Its makers probably paddled from Europe and arrived in America thousands of years ahead of the western migration, making them the first Americans, argues Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dennis Stanford.

“I think it’s feasible,” said Tom Dillehay, a prominent archaeologist at Vanderbilt University. “The evidence is building up, and it certainly warrants discussion.”

At the height of the last ice age, Stanford says, mysterious Stone Age European people known as the Solutreans paddled along an ice cap jutting into the North Atlantic. They lived like Inuits, harvesting seals and seabirds.

The Solutreans eventually spread across North America, Stanford says, hauling their distinctive blades with them and giving birth to the later Clovis culture, which emerged some 13,000 years ago.

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, Stanford and Bruce Bradley, an archaeologist at England’s University of Exeter, lay out a detailed case — bolstered by the curious blade and other stone tools recently found in the mid-Atlantic — in a new book, “Across Atlantic Ice.”

Ice Age Columbus

Ice Age Columbus

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Apparently the Discovery Channel program on how Whites were here in North America first struck a bit too close to home for some people’s comfort; Ice Age Columbus, Who Were The First Americans? is now no longer officially sold. Here is a URL for anyone who wants to download it:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/918419/Ice%20Age%20Columbus%20-%20Who%20Were%20The%20First%20Americans.avi

posted by The Old Man

Controvery over Caucasian Mummies in China

Controvery over Caucasian Mummies in China

by Ian Mosley

It has long been a generally accepted archaeological secret that many of the original settlers of Asia were White. Now all of a sudden the Chinese government is getting antsy about the subject.

The U. K. Independent (again, no American media will touch the story) reports: “For her advanced years, she looks remarkable. Despite nearing the ripe old age of 4,000, long eyelashes still frame her half-open eyes and hair tumbles down to her remarkably well-preserved shoulders. But the opportunity for new audiences in the United States to view the Lady of Tarim – a near perfectly preserved mummy from an inhospitable part of western China – has been dealt a blow after it was pulled from an exhibition following a sudden call from the Chinese authorities on the eve of opening. The reason for pulling the mummy and other artefacts from the show remained unclear yesterday (Chinese officials were on New Year holiday) but there were suggestions that the realities of modern Chinese politics may have had a part to play. The mummy was recovered from China’s Tarim Basin, in Xinjiang province. But her Caucasian features raised the prospect that the region’s inhabitants were European settlers. It raises the question about who first settled in Xinjiang and for how long the oil-rich region has been part of China. The questions are important – most notably for the Chinese authorities who face an intermittent separatist movement of nationalist Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people who number nine million in Xinjiang.”

These aren’t the first Caucasian mummies found in China. There were five thousand year old mummies with finely woven clothes, who were found. This raises the question of how much technology was transferred to China thousands of years ago by White travelers.

The article notes “The government-approved story of China’s first contact with the West dates back to 200 BC when China’s emperor Wu Di wanted to establish an alliance with the West against the marauding Huns, then based in Mongolia. However, the discovery of the mummies suggests that Caucasians were settled in a part of China thousands of years before Wu Di: the notion that they arrived in Xinjiang before the first East Asians is truly explosive. Xinjiang is dominated by the Uighurs, who resent what they see as intrusion by the Han Chinese. The tensions which have spilled over into violent clashes in recent years. Whatever the reason for the Chinese decision, it has caused great disappointment at the Pennsylvania museum where the ‘Secrets of the Silk Road’ were due to go on show after successful exhibitions in California and Texas without major repercussions”

Essentially, it is an embarrassing but increasingly accepted fact that White people settled many parts of the world first. Kennewick Man is well-known, predating the Indians by thousands of years. There were even red-headed settlers, who sailed to Easter Island. This is an historical and archaeological secret that no one in power under political correctness wishes to admit.

These prehistoric and highly civilized White people have come to be known as Solutreans, after a specific kind of spear point found in the Solutre region of France, dating from almost 40,000 years ago. The Chinese mummies in question were found wearing Celtic ornamentation and what appears to be an early form of tartan cloth.

Solutreans are also believed to have discovered America prior to the Indians, an historic conclusion so politically incorrect that the Discovery Channel was recently pressured into taking the DVD version of its film Ice Age Columbus: Who Were The First Americans? off the direct sales market.