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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9. Bears as Big as SUVs
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5. There were Stone Builders
4. Wisconsin Copper Mining
3. Windover Bog People
2. The Chocolate Trade
1. Buried Domesticated Dogs
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....
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.
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
Got followed out of the Florida swamps by a black coyote one night.,it was right behind me following me from deep in the swamps.
I mean about 200 yards from the truck he came at me I turned around and tried to cut him
Sometimes I think that there are things out there in the north America that will eat u
Anybody catch that big bear skull bigger than a polar bear
1000 years old. They called it a,King Bear.
So...you want a Brit to use incorrect American pronunciation? Here's a tip, go see the world and make sure to never use the complaint that "This isn't how we do things in America", because we either don't care, or find your ways quaint and strange, especially pronunciation.
If genuine, they certainly are giant by normal standards, but there have been too many hoaxes and dodgy reconstructions foe me to think tbese people existed in any great number in any population. They were likely oddities, if possibly more likely in communities that may have been more interbred. I know one man at 7'1, but he is very unusual, and not the norm in his family.
...anyone else think it'd be interesting to pop back in time with a CONEX or three of supplies including a decent selection of weapons as well and see if '30-06 would be adaquate for taking a cave bear or mammoth?
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