Friday, October 20, 2006

Ice Age Columbus: Who Were the First Americans?

Looks like a good documentary. I have talked to people that have seen this and they said it it will blow your mind away. We've all heard of "Kennewick Man"... this was his journey. Watch the trailer at the link.

"We're all immigrants" my ass!



Traditional history tells us that European settlers discovered America about the time of the Renaissance. But revolutionary new archaeological data and the latest DNA research reveal that Europeans visited our shores far earlier – some 17,000 years before Columbus was even born.

Filmed in glorious high definition, this two-hour, epic drama follows an intrepid family of stone age hunters as they trek from their homeland in southwestern France, cross 3,000 miles of ocean and eventually make their first permanent settlement in what is today the northeastern U.S. Along the way, they overcome starvation and storms with the help of a revolutionary weapons technology they would later bequeath to the native peoples of the Americas. But awaiting the pioneers' arrival is a stark, empty continent, filled with a plethora of bizarre and lethal animals – all brought to life by brilliant computer animation. Firmly rooted in the latest scientific discoveries, it's a compelling vision of the greatest migration in human history.

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Originally Posted by Reviewer
Dec-04-2005

Bob Bradford from Los Angeles, CA

Absolutely riveting. Avoids the usual pitfalls and clich├ęs of docu-dramas and presents a spellbinding, fact-based story of the stunning discovery that Europeans were the first humans to set foot on North America - some 17,000 years ago - thousands of years before Asians ventured over the Arctic land bridge. Ive watched the DVD several times and am still fascinated.

More on the Kennewick Man:


http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/kman/

http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/kennewick/



The Injuns can now stomp their feet all they want... they would have loved to have cremated this one.



Kennewickman skull:




Indian skull for comparison:

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