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Quotes from Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans And The Myth Of Scientific Fact by Vine DeLoria, Jr.

Quotes Cremo and Thompson discussion: "The Sandia Cave discoveries, along with the finds mad at Hueyatlaco, Calico, and Toca da Esperanca, strongly suggest a human presence over 200,000 years ago in the Americas. This challenges not only the orthodox time estimate for the entry of Homo sapiens into North America (12,000 years ago) but also the whole picture of human evolution, which has Homo sapiens arising from Homo erectus in Africa about 100,000 years ago." p. 70

Quotes European anthropologist John Alsozatai-Petheo: "For . . .decades, American anthropologists would labor under the view of man's relative recency in the New World, while the mere mention of the possibility of greater antiquity was tantamount to professional suicide. Given this orientation, it is not surprising that when the evidence of the antiquity of man in America was finally reported from Folsom, Clovis, and other High Plains sites, it was rejected out of hand by established authorities despite the clear nature of the evidence at multiple locations, uncovered by different researchers, and seen and attested to by a large variety of professional visitor/observers. . ." p. 71

Quotes Cremo and Thompson again: " In the 1960's, highly sophisticated stone tools rivaling the best work of Cro-Magnon man in Europe were unearthed by Juan Armenta Camacho and Cynthia Irwin-Williams at Hueyatlaco, near Valsequillo, 75 miles southeast of Mexico City. Stone tools of a somewhat cruder nature were found at the nearby site of El Horno. At both the Hueyatlaco and El Horno sites, the stratigraphic location of the implements does not seem in doubt. However, these artifacts do have a very controversial feature: a team of geologist working for the US Geographical Survey gave them dates of about 250,000 B.P." p. 72

Quotes from American Genesis by Jeffrey Goodman

"During the past five years, a startling new rush of archaeological discoveries, new dating techniques, and the recognition of hitherto unknown tool manufacturing techniques show that the Indians were in the Americas much, much earlier than suspected - as early as 500,000 years ago. These astounding discoveries have thrown off all our accepted notions of the way North America and perhaps the world evolved." p. 17

"New information has come from far below the earth's surface, from depths of fifteen to sixty feet, much deeper than the few feet usually dug by archaeologist in the Americas. Steam shovels working on housing sites, steep rain-etched gully's and exploratory shafts have penetrated a thick earthen veil to offer a glimpse of these ancient times. Buried under the virtually unexplored geological strata of the American continents may be a message for all of mankind: a saga of our true origins - the saga of who man is and where he has come from." p. 18

"The American Indians may have even been responsible for the sudden appearance of cave-dwelling Cro-Magnon man in Europe, one of the most celebrated moments in mankind's history." p. 19

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