Norway to Yukon

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Norway to Yukon

Postby kbs2244 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:02 pm

From todays news page……… ... arrow.html

"No one knows exactly who left these ancient hunting instruments, but the bow and arrows have a design that's strikingly similar to those found thousands of miles away in other frigid landscapes, such as the Yukon," Callanan said.

But, of course……..

"The people in Norway, they didn't have any contact with people in the Yukon, but they have the same type of adaptation," Callanan said. "Across different cultures, people have acted in the same way."

Haven’t we discussed the probability of a circumpolar, Arctic Ocean coasting, people before?
During one of the warmer climate cycles?
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Re: Norway to Yukon

Postby shawomet » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:36 am

The notion of a circumpolar culture with shared traits via diffusion is an old one. Don't think it's held in much regard these days. Things like ground slate weapons in the Maritime Archaic of Atlantic Canada and Maine, with strikingly similar ground slate weapons from Scandinavia. The old Nova documentary "Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People" focused on this notion of traits shared via diffusion. ... da&f=false ... ances.html

The North Atlantic Rim

Or is the Kennewick skeleton related to the oldest cultures of Western Europe? On the other side of the world, The North Atlantic Bio-Cultural Organization (NABO) was recently formed by scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to begin looking at cultures that shared similar adaptations to the northern sea in both the Old and New Worlds. For the first time, the ocean environment is being looked at as a dominant force in shaping these cultures and the northern Atlantic waters form a unified context from which they can be studied. What has emerged is the concept of a "North Atlantic Rim" balancing our changing vision of the North Pacific. With scientific thought moving in this direction, it was only a matter of time before The Center for the Study of the First Americans would start to launch genetic studies of 8,000 year old ceremonial burials on both sides of the North Atlantic. Like most archeological revolutions, this one is evolving slowly as many small but significant discoveries in the circumpolar world allow us to gradually build new models for human activity in the past. The prehistory of Arctic and Subarctic cultures is still one of the frontiers of scientific investigation. Along with a changing picture of the ancient physical world, a new awareness of the early development of sea travel in both the Pacific and the Atlantic is altering our vision of ancient northern peoples.
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Re: Norway to Yukon

Postby kbs2244 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:39 am

I have long be amazed by the idea that water is a barrier.
Boats are by far the easiest way to cover long distances and carry a heavy cargo while doing it.

We all have been taught about the importance of Roman roads, and they were a strong part of the Empire,
but when you look of a map, it sure looks like a Mediterranean and northeast Atlantic coastal Empire.
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