Very little is known about the prehistory of America, making it a fascinating time period to investigate. Every day, old views and beliefs are being challenged, new ideas are being brought forth and questioned, and the field is wide open to speculation and ridicule.
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5. There were Stone Builders
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3. Windover Bog People
2. The Chocolate Trade
1. Buried Domesticated Dogs
There's evidence that there were civilizations, possibly & even probable, that are not only older than any of us are aware of but that were far more advanced than we are even today, at least in some respects. Just look at what one of the theory's of what the Great Pyramid was possibly used for & how it worked & the Bagdad Battery using chemical reaction to generate electric voltage. Look at Puma Punku, which this place alone would be a great video for Simon to do. How in God's name did ancients do the cutting on those stones & furthermore, what were their uses? I would absolutely LOVE to know the answer to that one! I also think that there are answers to alot of these mysterious just sitting under the surface of the ground somewhere waiting to be discovered. Also, I think because of plate tectonics, there were alot of very ancient secrets that we will never know & that's a shame. Even the cement that the ancients used is more advanced than the cement we currently can make. That alone is astonishing. That's another video that Simon can do, ancient cement & why we can't replicate it. Great videos Simon. I enjoy your content!
Your putative 'Stonehenge' constructions in New Hampshire were actually built by early European settlers to New England from Wales, Scotland and Ireland. They built the same, exact structures in Wales, Scotland and Ireland, too and for similar purposes. Also...some of these 'ancient structures' were actually faked during the past two decades by one family clan eager to gain publicity and funds. Ancient Americans did not construct such structures; they had no reason to and did not have the resources to do so. The Age of Building in North America, Meso-America and South America began quite late compared to the Old World.
This was unfortunate TopTenz video. It starts out quite factual, then runs into pseudo-science and garbage archaeology. Do a better job investigating prior to posting. The factual information is quite easy to verify...ELSEWHERE on the net.
There were no races of giants--red haired or otherwise--in North America. All of the 'actual un-retouched photos' of giants discovered in North America, Europe, the Pacific or the Orient...are 'fabricated, photo-shopped and otherwise faked'. The accompanying story-line usually goes something like this: "The remains were discovered, excavated--then delivered to the [ Smithsonian / London Museum of Natural History / Paris Academy / Otago Museum in Dunedin, NZ ]...whereupon they were lost / stolen / misplaced...or 'suppressed'." Sorry, no three metre tall giant people for you today.
WOW, fantastic content I could use to educate my daughters, if only you used measurement units they could understand... my oldest watches your videos and constantly makes me pause to explain how many kilos or meters that is. We love your content, but maybe you could make two versions so people who use sane measurement systems can show their kids too....
Its actually that we have no evidence they developed those technologies or cultural tendencies. Where we can point to the seafaring Norse peoples and see similarities. If a permanent society had developed along that path in north America they would have spread that culture across the continent as happened with Mesopotamia culture reaching as far north as Siberia and northern Norway.
It always amazes me how scientist make up stories and use them as evidence: they found bone, they found hammer-stones (whatever that is) so they used the stones to crack the bones... to get to the nourishment inside. I mean... seriously.
They were buried with their "faithful companions" showing us that they were not only smart but caregivers? You are projecting your cultural bias onto these ancient people. Just because in YOUR culture you measure "smartness"or "caregiving" by how you live with animals does not mean they had the same attitudes towards animals. Even today we don't all have the same attitudes. It may very well be that they buried the dead with animals to provide food in the afterlife. That in itself being just yet another projection!
Yeah not one of your best-researced videos old chap. About half of these “facts” were legit and cool, but the other half were pretty much fringe or totally disproven. Still enjoyed it but it’ll take a lot more evidence (such as, oh, REAL evidence) to convince me anyone was kicking around in the Americas 130,000 years ago! Pre-Clovis, sure. But pre-Out-of-Africa? That find needs massive corroboration to say the least. And ancient races of giants are *right out* , thank you. I think your researcher has been watching a few too many cable TV shows...
there is nothing to suggest that the size of short faced bears was to protect them from predation by other predators. The prevailing theory is that their size was used to intimidate said predators into leaving their kills behind.
@keepinitsk8a You say there are a lot of lies about African history, can you give me any examples (preferably with credible sources) of these lies? Even if you cant be bothered to find a source I would like to be able to look into it, as of now it sounds like a "we wuz kangz" conspiracy theory.
Well, we have no evidence of African cultures with advanced seafaring technologies at the time (at least to my knowledge) so the most like like li y candidates seem to be the seafaring Norse/scandinavian peoples.
One thing to remember is that during the ice ages a much greater quantity of water was frozen thus lowering sea levels significantly. This increased landmass and made long distance overland travel much more feasible than today.
Check out Carolina and Res dogs (referring to "reservations" ie indian reservations in the SW US): neither has European breed markers in their genetics. Similar dogs are also seen in NE Mexico and coastal Ecuador (where they are called "perros criollos" = "native dogs") They're possibly the ancestral stock for other native American breeds like the various hairless dogs of Meso and South America. Coastal Ecuador also has the oldest ceramic style in the Americas, known from one site, where the ceramic style is very similar to the Jomon ware, the oldest style in Japan. And more recently than that, chickens made it from the Marquesa Islands to South America before Europeans, according to some chicken DNA found at a site in W. coast S. America. All this stuff is not older than a few thou though, but it's pretty certain. The dogs, chickens and ceramics are distinctive, and I've seen them. Heck, you can get a Res dog pup at the Humane Society in Tucson.
Fascinating. When Barry Fell decades ago published his findings on ancient European and African transatlantic connections with the Western hemisphere he was ridiculed in the scholarly media. ("How dare he step outside his own field and think about evidence that is the exclusive prerogative of archaeologists and anthropologists!") Well, sometimes a fresh look from an outsider can creatively shake up insiders' complacency. Since Fell's day in the 1970s the climate of opinion in academia has been changing. More anthropologists and archaeologists are coming over to the new way of thinking. Proof once again that science advances..... one departmental chair's funeral at a time.
The giant pluvial lakes in the west are interesting. Lake Bonneville covering much of Utah was almost as big as Lake Michigan. And of course the megafloods in Washington. The greenery in the Southwest is also kind of cool.
And look what happened to the country once the land was colonised and history recorded. Sorry not a fan of this one Simon but it is in a huge minority considering all the excellent videos you have made.
This video is horribly researched. You guys normally do better. Many of the items are well known to be false or questionable at best. American Stonehenge? a 1930's fraud. Bog people? Native Americans. Missing copper? probably a bad estimate and not that mysterious. Do your homework next time...
great video as usual. But could you PLEASE add metric data as well? I know this video is aimed at US-viewers, but you have people watching your videos who don' t know how tall a 10-foot giant is supposed to be. You don't have to mention it, but I'm certain a lot of people would appreciate if you would write it on the screen somewhere.
great video, thanks. Ive read that book about Giants in America. If you keep researching it you hit a road block and it becomes a conspiracy theory, it never happened. The Smithsonian has most of them now.
Cats have had as much if not more to do with the advance of human civilization specifically regarding agriculture than dogs did.
And no. Dont screw cats. Or dogs. Do you have any sisters or 1st cousins? Them either.
Very cool. I live in Titusville, FL which is the location of the Wind over Bog People. At one time it was reported the DNA WAS European, but now they say they were of Asian origin. (Don't quote me on that lol)
Can't you remember? Prehistoric war catastrophes of the us.
10000bc invasion of mu...20000bc First Atom bomb on Atlantis...
15000bc the warclub regulating were broken the 4th time by the us... unga trumpa was the chief at the time... never forget
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