Re: CROSSING THE BERING STRAIT? How ridiculous!
Lester D. Shubin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 17:21:53 -0500
Roxanne Meyer wrote:
> 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.
Unless I have missed something here, it seems to me that in general thet
were heading south!