How continents shaped human culture

The science or study of primitive societies and the nature of man.

Moderators: Minimalist, MichelleH

How continents shaped human culture

Postby circumspice » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:11 am

Boy, this irritates the crap outta me. Here we go again... This article, while interesting, seems to ignore west to east migration in the Americas. Sure, there are significant speed bumps in the road along the way... e.g. the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, various deserts, etc. But why does their diffusion map show NO latitudinal migration at all? That map makes it seem like ALL migrations in the Americas dispersed on a North/South axis, with no migrations occurring on an East/West axis.

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php ... an-culture
LUCEO NON URO
User avatar
circumspice
 
Posts: 613
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:10 pm

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby War Arrow » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:32 am

Hmmm. See what you mean.

Maybe people arrived in the East by circling the globe seven or eight times in a longitudinal direction until they ended up wherever they wanted to go.
Image
User avatar
War Arrow
 
Posts: 783
Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:05 am
Location: Texas

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Minimalist » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 pm

Perhaps all those Clovis and pre-Clovis sites on the East Coast are figments of our imagination?

And, how could I miss pointing out that there is no reason why Asians could not have coasted to the Americas in the same way Dennis Stanford has proposed for the Solutrean hypothesis ( and with a lot less distance!). Why walk when you can sail?
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
Minimalist
 
Posts: 15420
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby kbs2244 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:52 pm

The winds and currents would blow the boats in an East-West direction over open water but in a North or South direction along the coast.
kbs2244
 
Posts: 2307
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:47 pm

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Minimalist » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:19 pm

Image


The north pacific current could do a lot of work.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
Minimalist
 
Posts: 15420
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Digit » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:36 pm

Why walk when you can sail?
It's a good thing RS isn't here as I would go as far as to suggest that man's migration only got going after he developed water craft.
I should be remembered, I think, that Africa has some very large lakes, ideal proving grounds for seamanship.

Roy.
First people deny a thing, then they belittle it, then they say it was known all along! Von Humboldt
User avatar
Digit
 
Posts: 6618
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Wales, UK

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Minimalist » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 pm

Had even more of them when the Sahara was a grassland as opposed to a desert, too.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
Minimalist
 
Posts: 15420
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Digit » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:08 am

And shell fish don't fight back! The shore lines would have been a happy hunting ground.
OOA or into Africa would have meant water craft, most likely developed on those lake and rivers.

Roy.
First people deny a thing, then they belittle it, then they say it was known all along! Von Humboldt
User avatar
Digit
 
Posts: 6618
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Wales, UK

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Minimalist » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:35 pm

Did you ever wonder what the first guy to eat a lobster was thinking?

"Wow - I'll bet that's great with melted butter."
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
Minimalist
 
Posts: 15420
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: How continents shaped human culture

Postby Digit » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm

Or perhaps, 'where did I leave the tin opener'?

Roy.
First people deny a thing, then they belittle it, then they say it was known all along! Von Humboldt
User avatar
Digit
 
Posts: 6618
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Wales, UK


Return to Anthropology and Primitive Societies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron