Review: The Indigenous Paleolithic Of The Western Hemisphere

January 16, 2023

Well, this book kicks off my reading of ancient/revision history. I gotta say, I learned quite a bit, but it wasn’t what I expected to learn.
First of all, let me say this book, published by The University of Nebraska Press, was very expensive as books go. I think I paid around $60.00 for it.

“The Indigenous Paleolithic Of The Western Hemisphere”, by Paulette F.C. Steeves reads like a textbook, and I believe it is the result of her college dissertation.
Steeves is an associate professor of sociology.

This book attempts to dismantle the colonization of archaeology, which has obviously been rigged to favor western and European culture.

Steeves drives home the point that the above statement has been the standard for archaeology and related research, ignoring anything that suggests there was a “pre-Clovis” culture, capable of advanced thinking and tool use.

Much of the standard thought is that there was a migration from east to west through an ice-free corridor during the last ice age, from Siberia, through present day Alaska and Canada, to other areas in North America. Therefore, no existing evidence of human culture is represented earlier than around 10,000 years ago.

After explaining the problem with science ignoring the indigenous past, Steeves begins to provide evidence of human culture that predates the land bridge migration theory. For instance, one site near San Diego dates back as early as 130,000 years. Other locations in South America are just as old, and suggest early ocean travel.

Steeves writes:
“Discussions of the human settlement of island areas support an argument that modern humans as early as 100,000 years ago had developed the knowledge and technological skills required to build watercraft.”

Steeves provides a revelation that really made me think;

Regarding the “out-of-Africa” theory going back to a single relative, “Eve”, for this theory to prove out would require “..the extinction of all archaic hominins outside of Africa and a complete replacement of hominins on a global scale by an exodus of Eve’s descendants migrating out of Africa around 70,000 years ago.”

Such an extinction process is highly unlikely.

Additionally, Steeves provides this startling information:

“Students and faculty are shocked that the currently oldest known most basal form of protoprimates is known from the fossil records of areas we know today as Montana, Wyoming, and Saskatchewan..”

Steeves also provides information that suggests scientists should definitely give attention to the oral traditions of indigenous people. Cloaked in story and metaphor are the clues to the actual history of these people.

The book begins with a necessary scolding of contemporary archaeology, then rolls into some clear evidence of cultures that obviously predate so-called “Clovis” tool use.

“The Indigenous Paleolithic of The Western Hemisphere” is more for scientists and serious students of history, as I wrote previously. I learned quite a bit, just not exactly what I expected to learn.

– John Titus

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RSS Northwest Research & Covert Book Report

  • Did Jack Scott “Radicalize” The NBA’s Bill Walton?
    Did Jack Scott Radicalize NBA Star Bill Walton? Sadly, we have to note that Bill Walton (and Jack Scott) are no longer living. Walton was a hero for many where I grew up in Portland, Oregon. He was the star of an NBA championship, which I pretty much didn’t care about. Later, Walton was doing […]
  • Review: Gold Warriors – America’s Secret Recovery Of Yamashita’s Gold
    This book, “Gold Warriors”, by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave is really, really good. It can be expensive because it is out of print, but I bought it long ago and it has been waiting in my “to read” pile. Affordable copies can still be found, I ordered one for a friend and apparently it is […]
  • “Burning” Issues Remain After 2013 Exchange Fire
    Photo c/o People who have lived in San Juan County long enough are familiar with the original “Exchange”, a recycle/re-use operation, designed to take useful items out of the waste stream. The “Exchange” is variously reported as being established between 1981 and 1983, and contains nearly everything needed to outfit a household. The Exchange […]
  • Review: “Mind Games – The Assassination Of John Lennon”
    “Mind Games” is a great “Who-Done-it”. Of course, I am old enough to have remembered the December 1980 killing of Lennon – as well as that of JFK, King, And RFK. In fact, there are multiple similarities between the assassination of Robert Kennedy and that of John Lennon. Author David Whelan has deeply studied the […]
  • Review: “The Truth About Wuhan” By Dr. Andrew G. Huff
    Want some serious information about the origins of the COVID virus? “The Truth About Wuhan” is the book for you. Dr. Andrew G. Huff was an EcoHealth Alliance Vice President, definitely an insider with specialized knowledge regarding the creation of the Covid virus. The sub-title of the book is “How I Uncovered The Biggest Lie […]