New Evidence Suggests Stone Age Hunters from Europe Discovered America

David Keys, The Independent, February 28, 2012

New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe—10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.

A remarkable series of several dozen European-style stone tools, dating back between 19,000 and 26,000 years, have been discovered at six locations along the US east coast. Three of the sites are on the Delmarva Peninsular in Maryland, discovered by archaeologist Dr Darrin Lowery of the University of Delaware. One is in Pennsylvania and another in Virginia. A sixth was discovered by scallop-dredging fishermen on the seabed 60 miles from the Virginian coast on what, in prehistoric times, would have been dry land.

The new discoveries are among the most important archaeological breakthroughs for several decades—and are set to add substantially to our understanding of humanity’s spread around the globe.

The similarity between other later east coast US and European Stone Age stone tool technologies has been noted before. But all the US European-style tools, unearthed before the discovery or dating of the recently found or dated US east coast sites, were from around 15,000 years ago—long after Stone Age Europeans (the Solutrean cultures of France and Iberia) had ceased making such artifacts. Most archaeologists had therefore rejected any possibility of a connection. But the newly-discovered and recently-dated early Maryland and other US east coast Stone Age tools are from between 26,000 and 19,000 years ago—and are therefore contemporary with the virtually identical western European material.

What’s more, chemical analysis carried out last year on a European-style stone knife found in Virginia back in 1971 revealed that it was made of French-originating flint.

Professor Dennis Stanford, of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and Professor Bruce Bradley of the University of Exeter, the two leading archaeologists who have analysed all the evidence, are proposing that Stone Age people from Western Europe migrated to North America at the height of the Ice Age by travelling (over the ice surface and/or by boat) along the edge of the frozen northern part of the Atlantic. They are presenting their detailed evidence in a new book—Across Atlantic Ice—published this month.

At the peak of the Ice Age, around three million square miles of the North Atlantic was covered in thick ice for all or part of the year.

However, the seasonally shifting zone where the ice ended and the open ocean began would have been extremely rich in food resources—migrating seals, sea birds, fish and the now-extinct northern hemisphere penguin-like species, the great auk.

Stanford and Bradley have long argued that Stone Age humans were quite capable of making the 1500 mile journey across the Atlantic ice—but till now there was comparatively little evidence to support their thinking.

But the new Maryland, Virginia and other US east coast material, and the chemical tests on the Virginian flint knife, have begun to transform the situation. Now archaeologists are starting to investigate half a dozen new sites in Tennessee, Maryland and even Texas—and these locations are expected to produce more evidence.

Another key argument for Stanford and Bradley’s proposal is the complete absence of any human activity in north-east Siberia and Alaska prior to around 15,500 years ago. If the Maryland and other east coast people of 26,000 to 19,000 years ago had come from Asia, not Europe, early material, dating from before 19,000 years ago, should have turned up in those two northern areas, but none have been found.

Although Solutrean Europeans may well have been the first Americans, they had a major disadvantage compared to the Asian-originating Indians who entered the New World via the Bering Straits or along the Aleutian Islands chain after 15,500 years ago.

Whereas the Solutreans had only had a 4500 year long ‘Ice Age’ window to carry out their migratory activity, the Asian-originating Indians had some 15,000 years to do it. What’s more, the latter two-thirds of that 15 millennia long period was climatologically much more favourable and substantially larger numbers of Asians were therefore able to migrate.

As a result of these factors the Solutrean (European originating) Native Americans were either partly absorbed by the newcomers or were substantially obliterated by them either physically or through competition for resources.

Some genetic markers for Stone Age western Europeans simply don’t exist in north- east Asia—but they do in tiny quantities among some north American Indian groups. Scientific tests on ancient DNA extracted from 8000 year old skeletons from Florida have revealed a high level of a  key probable European-originating genetic marker. There are also a tiny number of  isolated Native American groups whose languages appear not to be related in any way to Asian-originating American  Indian peoples.

But the greatest amount of evidence is likely to come from under the ocean—for most of the areas where the Solutreans would have stepped off the Ice onto dry land are now up to 100 miles out to sea.

The one underwater site that has been identified—thanks to the scallop dredgers—is set to be examined in greater detail this summer—either by extreme-depth divers or by remotely operated mini submarines equipped with cameras and grab arms.

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  • Hirschibold

     Interesting, but the question is “if” or “when” these discoveries make it to textbooks. Also I don’t think making the logical argument that “we were here” first is going to have much ideological sway with people who are addicted to their own illogical, magical thinking.

    • generalquagmyer

      Hispanics, with their built-in inferiority complexes, will never accept something as cold as a white man’s logic. Facts have never deterred them before from what they want to believe, especially when it makes them feel better about being–by and large–failures in the modern world.

  • Whirlwinder

    There is pre-historic evidence in New Hampshire in the form of runic writings, dolmens and much other evidence but since academe has not ‘discovered’ it, then it does not count.

  • libertarian4339

    If further tests substantiate it,  I guess that means when our people landed on Plymouth Rock they were coming home.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TUX5FLXPJULCT66AR6TMN2SZM robert g

    I find the term “Native American” infuriating, I was born here, that makes me a “native” too.

  • Whirlwinder

    To substantiate the assertions made earlier, Barry Fell wrote a book “America B.C. Ancient Settlers in the New World”  Barry shows that ancient settlers were all over the east coast and all up and down the Mississippi River area. His book was published in 1976 and can be found in most public libraries.

    • Whirlwinder

      Going through Barry Fells book the other night, a French prior, Abbe Maillard studied the Micmac language and recorded 600 letters of their alphabet. It was identical to Egyptian hiroglyphics. I think the ‘stone age’ settlers in America had an intelligence quotient higher than what that imputed to stone age peoples.

      Abbe Maillard’s work was published and is called the Manuel Hieroglyphique Micmac.

  • The_Bobster

    I hope this shuts up the Indian-lovers who think that wagon burners should have special rights because “they were here first and we stole their land”. In reality, we were here first and they killed our men and children and raped our women.

  • caleo

    This information is stunning, particularly since it is being backed by a professor from the Smithsonian.
    You don’t get any more mainstream than the Smithsonian.
    Europeans have every right to claim this land as our own.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

      The Smith wasn’t always Liberal.  Used to be, Purely Factual from what I remember.  I went there on a School trip and from what I remember, there was no black part, no liberal type nothing, no non-white fantasy type stuff of any sorts.

  • anonymous_amren

    I really like that amren posts articles like this about what different races were doing 20,000 years ago. They are very interesting academically, and people here like this kind of history and science.

    But if people are thinking this provides a moral justification that white people need for occupying formerly Amerindian land, similar to the claim Amerindians use, they are mistaken.

    Firstly, white people have changed significantly in 20,000 years of evolution. We are not the same as they were. For example, 40,000 years ago, white people and Amerindians were the same race! The further back you go, the less white white people are.

    Secondly, you can’t just abandon your home for 10,000 years, then come back and think you still have a claim to it if other people moved in in the meantime.

    Obviously there is a moral justification for why white people should be allowed to live in America. But it has nothing to do with our ancient ancestors.

    White people deserve the land, because they are one of the few races that knows how to make productive use of the land. Furthermore, they are the only race that would use the land to feed half the world and support other races. If the land was taken from white people and given to some other race, it would be a massive waste and poor allocation of resources. But more importantly, millions of people (at least) would starve (like they do in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries).

    But this isn’t really about the land. It’s about the country, which is a completely different thing. Non-white “immigrants” don’t come to the United States because they want the land. They come for the social system we created, and the cities, and infrastructure, and technology. The country is not the land, it’s all the things white people created that sit on top of the land. And the country white people created by themselves for themselves, out of nothing, is a priceless masterpiece that everyone in the world loves and which must be preserved at all costs for future generations. It doesn’t belong to anyone else.

    If Amerindians complain that the United States should belong to them, I disagree on those grounds. And if those white people from 20,000 years ago were brought back from the past and wanted the country, I would tell them “no” too, for the same reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

      EXCELLENT!

      I especially Love how you separate Land from Country.  If you don’t mind, I’d like to repeat (with Credit of course) what you wrote elsewhere whenever the opportunity arises.  Would that be okay with you?

      • anonymous_amren

        Of course. Help yourself. And I’m posting somewhat anonymously, so you don’t really need to credit me.

        • IanJMacDonald

          One night I saw David Duke on Bill Maher’s show, Politically Incorrect.  The leftists on the panel employed the old trick that white “stole” California from Mexico.  It is of course a manipulation to make white people of today feel guilty for the actions of our ancestors.

          David Duke replied that “we didn’t steal California; we built it.”

          The importance of the new evidence is not that it gives us a superior claim to the formerly Amerindian land.  The new evidence is important because it knocks the legs out from under the attempt to guilt-trip whites.  Our adversaries know that if they can get whites to swallow the guilt pill, then it will induce a sort of psychological paralysis.   Make no mistake about it; our adversaries are waging hardcore psychological warfare against us. It’s why they spend millions of dollars monitoring every expression of pro-white sentiment. It’s why they’ve fielded a small army of private investigators operating out of Montgomery, Alabama, to compile dossiers on each and every pro-white activist. It’s why they work so prodigiously to get every pro-white activist smeared and fired.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUVPC2JRPOC633PRERSQ5BDGMQ Oilspot

            You have hit a nerve.  I have often wondered how far reaching their “data base” might be.  That certainly will explain the gathering storm of marxists occupying the governments from a local to a national level.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

            I first learned of Mr. David Duke when flipping channels on T.V.

            Mr. David Duke was running for some Office Seat and just happened to be saying something that caught my attention and I continued to listen and ya know, he was right then and he’s right now.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

          No, I can’t do that.  I Cite.  I don’t care you don’t use your name.  I know you by your name here and I know from where you wrote it.  That’s all I need.  I may not remember this thread (I’m really bad about that) BUT, you and Amren will be cited.  And, Thank You!

    • ViktorNN

      Naw, can’t agree with you entirely here.

      1) The great thing about these archeological discoveries is that on a politically rhetorical level they shut down the tedious lib prog taunt that Europeans were “the first illegals” or that “Europeans should go home” or that the Mexican invasion and the demographic shift that it’s causing is some sort of comeuppance to Euro-Americans.

      Those lib prog taunts never made any real sense in the first place – after all, many European Americans can trace their ancestry in the Americas back hundreds of years, some as many as 400 or 500 years. The question of who was here first begins to fall apart when there’s that much distance between the past and the present. Plus, about half of all Mexicans have some European blood in them too, so many of them are in effect telling themselves to “go home.” They make no sense, but that doesn’t matter – such arguments are about rhetorical point-scoring. They always have been.

      So, just as these Solutrean peoples might only barely “be us,” on the level of just rhetorical gamesmanship, these discoveries are a good way to shut down those lib prog taunts. 

      I can see the confused looks on their faces now.

      So I say we use these discoveries for whatever advantage they provide. Why not?

      2) The argument that white people deserve the land is a non-starter. The only people who are going to agree are white supremacists. I wouldn’t try that one out in public, unless you’re out to troll and annoy people.

      3) The argument that this is about the nation not the land is correct. The fight over immigration and many other issues that matter to pro-whites is about what’s left of a white demographic core to this country deciding what’s best in terms of its own racial interests. And we of course have every right to self-determination to decide our future, including deciding to keep this country white.

      • anonymous_amren

        You make some good points.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         An interesting book for you would be Landscape and Memory, by Simon Schama.  It makes a case for the idea of indigenous, and indigenous Europeans.

        I think the entire question is answered by the real argument of the historical epoch.  The fact is that until the late 19th century, substantial parts of the world, including North America were peopled by hunter gatherer or very primitive “civilizations” most of whom had not even invented the wheel.  The expansion of advanced people to settle those voids was natural.  What has been going on since the settlement epoch is what has become increasingly unnatural, with religion and politics behind it.  Yet one might view even that as natural in a way.  In such a case, the collapse of it all and the crash of human populations worldwide is natural as well.

  • MartelC

    unfortunately the truth is not relevant. the left will find some way to spin this.. nearly everything they have based their agenda on is a lie or fraud.. but they have the bullhorn. 

  • This_Name_Doesnt_Exist

    What’s more, chemical analysis carried out last year on a European-style stone knife found in Virginia back in 1971 revealed that it was made of French-originating flint.

    Well that’s easy enough to explain.  Black Egyptian astronauts threw it out the window as they were flying by.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Oh no, now all of our schools and universities are going to have to throw out all of their liberal textbooks on native history and anthropolgy! Gee, I guess this also means that all of the professors who teach indigenous and ethnic studies in our academic institutions are going to have to admit that they were wrong about the White man? I’m sure the professors will gladly refer their students to these most recent discoveries in the interest of ‘fairness’ and ‘scholarly objectivity,’ right? Don’t hold your breath.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

    My Bible Thumpin’ Tendencies tell me, God said; “Go Forth and Multiply”.

    Funny how it is they keep finding White “Skeletons” scattered about…

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       Basically, people like to have sex, especially if the idea that it was sinful was not there.  I doubt if anyone then needed any outside encouragement, and of course, there wasn’t any until some Semites made it all up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

        Pardon me please but I don’t know what you mean unless you mean Society as it is Today.

        People make me sick in this Day and Age.  Birth Control is nothing but a means to have sex without thought nor care let alone any Love and Welfare is the net for the “uh oh’s”.

        Our Children dress like Twenty Dollar Hookers and they look upon as “outdated”.  We find ourselves and our Friends Divorced once, twice, thrice and some just prefer to shack.  “We” commit too fast and ask too little questions.

        I prefer the Fifties and Earlier Type American Life.  The Period of My Founding Fathers’ would be Best for me.

  • anonymous_amren

    I’m not sure what can be done now. We really messed up badly, and I don’t see how we can undo it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    No amount of scientific evidence will ever convince invading mestizos and their ilk that we were here first. We’re dealing with a highly volatile and ignorant group of people here. They will simply dismiss (as they do with the rule of law in this country) such scientific evidence as “racist” and carry on with reconquista.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      I don’t think they much care for scientific evidence.  To them, it’s just a matter of we’re here now and we’re going to win the demographic war.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

        I think you’re right QD. With our very own government subsidizing this
        demographic war, they are off to a good start. As Ian and Zorro opined, let us
        hope that a vast number of White Americans awaken; to
        understand that invading mestizos are serious about reconquista.

    • IanJMacDonald

       We don’t need to convince invading mestizos of anything.  The propaganda war is aimed at our fellow whites.  We will be able to deal appropriately with the invaders when the time comes IF we can awaken our fellow whites to the danger.

  • thiudemir

    Or the first Asian-Americans.

  • IanJMacDonald

    I have an excellent comeback for leftists claim that our immigration laws are illegitimate because whites “stole the Americas from its ‘original’ inhabitants.”

    The American Indians had an open-borders immigratio0n policy, and look what happened to them.

    (Tip of the hat for Pat Buchanan, who I first saw employ this bit of verbal Jiu-Jitsu on Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.)

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     Actually that is a claim with no evidence to prove it.  The notion and claim arose after the time of the Vikings claiming a date hundreds of years before the known Viking landings and settlements.  The St. Brendan claim was most likely an attempt for Christianity to one up the  actual and solidly demonstrated, documented and archeologically proven Viking arrival and settlements.  The early Christians also took Viking and Saxon religion and tales Beowulf and the Nibelung and wrote usurping Christian outcomes into them.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     One interesting and likely explanation is of one or even several comets striking the earth.  One interesting little book on that theory is called “Enoch’s Machine.”  You might find it interesting.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     For a long time, I have pointed out to Amerinds that as they come from this ancestry, and as these are the same people who attacked Europe and killed millions on the way there,  so their traditional whining about “white man’s diseases” and genocide is not really valid at all.  Amerinds went through the same disease purges Europeans did, only not as severe.  Also, the Amerinds have been proven to have supplied Europe with gonorrhea and syphilis in return.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaglianodario Dario Gagliano

     Mexicans don’t have a leg to stand on, they never have, even without this discovery. Mexicans are primarily hybrids of Spaniards and Aztec Indians. They also have been substantially influenced by Spanish culture, with examples like architecture, and of course, language.

    Technically the Mexicans aren’t “indigenous” as they claim to be because they wouldn’t technically exist as they do today without the Spanish conquest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaglianodario Dario Gagliano

    I never understood why, when faced with the “the Indians were here first” argument, some people are entirely immobilized and at a loss to respond to it.

    Even if the Indians were here before the Europeans, it doesn’t matter. Europeans who colonized the land brought civilization, they brought culture and technology that never before existed on this continent. When the United States was founded, it was founded as a country for Europeans. The Indians were not considered a part of America. Regardless of the moral debate over who was here first, Whites took over. They built a magnificent country with a beautiful culture. And therefore have every right to preserve that culture and civilization they built.

    The Indians through their encounters with the Europeans had plenty of opportunities over hundreds of years to take the best of European culture and technology to organize themselves efficiently and learn enough so they could build their own nation-states. It’s not like they were all wiped out in one fell swoop.

    They utterly failed.  They preferred to continue slaughtering one another, as they have done for centuries. They continued with their primitive, nomadic ways. They have no one else to blame but themselves. When Japan faced the guns of Commodore Perry in Tokyo Bay, the Japanese decided to modernize and as a result, spared themselves from any possible colonization. They modernized in a couple decades. The Indians had the better part of three hundred years.

    When large swaths of Europe were conquered and colonized by other powers, Europeans didn’t whine to an international authority. We got up, dusted ourselves off, and took back our lands.  Spain was brutally occupied for almost eight hundred years by the murderous Arabs. The Turks massacred Christians, slaughtered the inhabitants of Constantinople, and conquered huge portions of Europe until Vienna.  They and the North Africans routinely raided coastal cities in Europe and took prisoners to be used as slaves.

    Four of the historic five Christian patriarchates are under Muslim control. European Christians in the Middle East, formerly under Byzantine rule, descendants of Romans and Greeks who settled the area, ruthlessly slaughtered by Muslims, many crucified, (Yes, CRUCIFIED) to mock their devotion to Jesus Christ. Yet not a peep about this. Absolute silence from the lefties.

    So no, I don’t feel bad. And no, I don’t feel the need to give a damn about conquering the Americas.

    In fact, I’m quite proud.

    Although, if more evidence proves that the Europeans were here first, it really will be an amazing discovery.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    Ditto that Zorro!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HV55BHYHMLRCFV3SP3TAHTNGKE chris

    Many are brown, but most are not.  Some look 100% white.   Being from the southeastern part of the country, they had contact with whites for a much longer time.  Inter-marriage took place for centuries (that’s where my ancestor came from.)  Sam Houston lived among the Cherokee, and later, they refused an offer from the Mexican government to fight the Texans. They also held black slaves and fought for the Confederacy.  Some of the other clans farther west bred with other Indian tribes and they are the more brown skinned you see today.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUVPC2JRPOC633PRERSQ5BDGMQ Oilspot

    There is a great cover up of prehistoric remains concerning Caucasian skeletons found in various western US locations.  American Indians, with the assistance of the US government, have denied scientific analysis of the remains as they are “sacred burial remains” owned by indian tribes.  Under a  Jimmy Carter era law, Archeological Resources Preservation Act (ARPA) and other federal legislation, a judge has denied all scientific access.  Oh Oh, an enterprising white professor and graduate aid did test a burial remain from Washington State before the court order.  The results, an age that precedes the Asian Indian and is European.  I haven’t seen much about this since the initial court fights but this appears to be a separate case for who was here first from even that presented in this article.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

    And what a Shame because it sure was great back then.  We were allowed a little Freedom (to separate) and I went into the room that took you into Space.  It was cool like nobody’s business let me tell ya!

    You sat in your chair, looked up to the ceiling, watched the stars and planets and listened to the person telling you all about them.  It was cool.  That is one part I remember about it.

  • REGVLVS

     Perhaps they could have… but ’twas not to be. They were defeated, subjugated, and they disappeared. Perhaps some left mixed-race descendants… anecdotal understand (and probably some hard evidence) suggests that North-Eastern Amerindians were taller and had longer skulls than their Mesoamerican/South-Western counterparts.

    In any case, I suspect that most of the native megafauna you describe were condemned to extinction by the environment regardless…

    The lesson is…. that if they could disappear, so can we. Just like the Minoans, the Etruscans, the Bactrians and the Carthaginians, our whole race can die. Our specific North Americaner  ethnicity can also die.

    That is what brought me into all of this: the realization that nations, like species, can become extinct through death.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJCEYVWXSPWCEC6QEA45AZX62M Drawem

    This is actually old news! I have a book from the 1970′s called America BC in which the author shows that not only Nordic tribes came here but also the Iberians  (Spanish), the Egyptians, and the Irish. Apparently the Irish were master seaman. The book is out of print but I would recommend obtaining a copy.