The Solutrean Hypothesis, what the evidence really says Part 5 of 5





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Published on May 31, 2011

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"Refuting the technological cornerstone of the Ice-Age Atlantic crossing hypothesis" Eren et al 2013
Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 40, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 2934--2941:

"The 'North Atlantic Ice-Edge Corridor' hypothesis proposes that sometime during the Last Glacial Maximum, roughly 26,500--19,000 years ago, human populations from southern France and the Iberian Peninsula made their way across the North Atlantic and colonized North America. A key element of that hypothesis is the apparent similarity between stone-tool-production techniques of Solutrean peoples of Western Europe and Clovis and purportedly pre-Clovis peoples of eastern North America, most especially the supposed intentional use of "controlled overshot flaking," a technique for thinning a bifacial stone tool during manufacture. Overshot flakes, struck from prepared edges of the tool, travel across the face and remove part of the opposite margin. Experimental and archaeological data demonstrate, however, that the most parsimonious explanation for the production of overshot flakes is that they are accidental products created incidentally and inconsistently as knappers attempt to thin bifaces. Thus, instead of representing historical divergence, overshot flakes in Clovis and Solutrean assemblages mark convergence in the use of the same simple solution for thinning bifaces that produced analogous detritus."


"On Thin Ice: Problems with Stanford and Bradley's Solutrean-Clovis Hypothesis." Antiquity. O'Brien, M., M. Boulanger, M. Collard, B. Buchanan, L. Tarle, M.I. Eren et al 2014

David Meltzer Radio Interview: Across Atlantic Ice - A Theory On Thin Ice


Dr. David Meltzer from the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas

A few books to get familiar with archaeology,anthropology,genetics,and human evolution.

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 11th ed (2007)
Flesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
The Human Bone Manual
Bones of the Maya: Studies of Ancient Skeletons
The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth: Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent Human Populations
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (FifthEdition)
The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies (Second Edition)
Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions
Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public
Skull Wars Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity
First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America

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