I posted this information once before, on another thread. I can’t find it now because the FRICKIN’ SEARCH ENGINE DOESN’T WORK!!! snarl
(pant, pant, pant, pant)
I feel better now. Anyway, two anthropologists, Dennis Stanford, who is anthropology curator at the Smithsonian, and Bruce Bradley, an independent researcher from Cortez, CO, claim that Europeans from the Iberian Peninsula (Southwestern France and Spain) may have come to North America as early as 18,000 years ago, which would be roughly 4,500 years before anyone got here from Asia over the Bering Bridge. (These are the Clovis people, so-named because their distinctive spear-points were first found in Clovis, New Mexico in 1927. )
Bradley and Stanford have noted that spear-points like those found in Clovis have also been found on the Eastern Seaboard and have dated much older than artifacts found in the West and identical spear-points have been found in Solutre, France.
You can read about it here: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/dennis_stanford.html
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