Re: CROSSING THE BERING STRAIT? How ridiculous!
Roxanne Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 01 Dec 1996 14:22:56 -0800
Ed Conrad wrote:
> Whoever came up with the theory that man arrived in
> North America by crossing the Bering Strait is certainly a prime
> candidate for science's Dunce of the Century Award.
> Let's be realistic and use a little common sense!
> What tribal leaders, in their right mind -- from wherever they were --
> would search for ``greener pastures" by heading so far north?
Well, when the last Ice Age ended, people moved north to Scandinavia.
Why would they do that? It was getting colder for them, too, and yet
they moved further and further north.
Maybe they weren't afraid of the cold? Maybe there was plenty of game to
be found there? Maybe they had to migrate north because of
overpopulation further south? We can only guess.