Quest for the Origins of the First Americans by E.James Dixon

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Not only have I strived to pull together this vast array of scattered material, but I have imposed on it a framework that attempts to organize and to some degree explain these data. This is necessary not only to provide order to what otherwise would be a series of unrelated archeological site and artifact descriptions, but also to determine which of those reports and descriptions are relevant to the prehistory during this time period. This book is directed to a broad and diverse audience including the lay reader, interested students, and professional archeologists.

Based on logical evaluation of biological and cultural information he had amassed, and remaining within the intellectual and religious parameters of his time, de Acosta defined three hypotheses Page 3 that could explain how humans arrived in the Americas. His assumption that the human species originated in the Old World was derived from the Bible; he fully accepted that all humans had descended from Adam and that Adam had been created in the Old World. The three hypotheses he considered were deliberate and planned transoceanic voyages, accidental voyages, and migration via land.

1 North America and northeast Asia during the Height of the Wisconsin Glaciation. 3 View from Seward Peninsula, Alaska, Across Bering Strait to Cape Dezhnev, Northeast Siberia. 1 Fluted Projectile Points from Eastern Beringia. 2 Approximate Late Wisconsin Ice limits of the Laurentide and Cordilleran Glaciers of Western Canada. 3 The Distribution of Fluted Projectile Point Sites in Relation to the Retreating Continental Ice (ca. P). 1 Abandoned Gold Dredge, Fish Creek, Alaska. 2 Mummified Face and Left Foreleg of a Mammoth Calf.

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