The solutrean-clovis connection: reply to straus, meltzer and goebel bruce bradley and dennis stanford in the abstract of their rebuttal article in this journal straus, meltzer and goebel conclude that: ‘the origin and arrival time of the ﬁrst americans remain uncertain, but not so uncertain that we need to look elsewhere than northeast asia’ (2005, 37(4). Solutrean hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room stephen oppenheimer, bruce bradley and dennis stanford abstract the solutrean hypothesis for the origin of the clovis archaeological culture contends that people came from south-western europe to north america during the last glacial maximum. Drawing from original archaeological analysis, paleoclimatic research, and genetic studies, noted archaeologists dennis j stanford and bruce a bradley challenge the old narrative and, in the process, counter traditional–and often subjective–approaches to archaeological testing for historical relatedness.
Stanford and bradley argue supports the hypothesis that the solutrean is ancestral to clovis this trait is overshot ﬂaking, in which ﬂakes are struck from prepared edges of a biface and travel from one edge across the face and remove a portion of the opposite margin. Main concerns regarding the first of our main objections, technological similarities between clovis and solutrean have been compared in detail by stanford and bradley using dynamic systems analysis (stanford and bradley 2012 stanford, dennis, and bruce bradley 2012 across atlantic ice: the origin of america's clovis culture university of california press, berkeley. Across atlantic ice: the origin of america's clovis culture and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app.
In response, stanford and bradley theorized it was a subset of the solutrean lithic culture (stanford, bradley 2006) for which there is just their theory in support of it it's just difficult to take this theory so seriously particularly in light of the similarities between the solutrean and sandia lithic technologies. The cinmar biface has assumed a prominent place in the debate about the solutrean hypothesis (the idea that upper paleolithic peoples from western europe colonized eastern north america sometime between about 21,000 to 17,000 years ago), even gracing the cover of the 2013 book about the idea by dennis stanford and bruce bradley, its two main. In a new book, across atlantic ice, archaeologists dennis stanford and bruce bradley suggest that during the ice age, as the polar ice expanded far to the south, the solutreans could have put to sea in sealskin boats and hunted along the biologically rich ice edge, eventually following it west to north america.
Bradley and stanford further point out that there are similarities in the stone tools bifaces are systematically thinned with an overshot flaking method in both solutrean and clovis cultures. Now archaeologists dennis stanford and bruce bradley have radically recast the story drawing on climatic, genetic and archaeological evidence, they argue that the roots of clovis culture rest in the solutrean people of spain and france, who sent some of their number across the atlantic in boats 18,000 years ago. Stanford and bradley argue convincingly in my opinion for a solutrean (northern spain, southern france) origin for the clovis culture of north america their argument is based on similarities of a very complex lithic technology, the likelihood that these people exploited the ice age sea in a manner similar to the inuit, that they mo this is the. Stanford and bradley's 2012 book across atlantic ice: the origin of america's clovis culture expands upon and revises earlier formulations of the solutrean hypothesis the book received significant media attention, but evaluations of the evidence by professional archaeologists find the book unconvincing.
However, a 1998 hypothesis by dennis stanford (smithsonian) and bruce bradley (university of exeter) proposed a different theory as to the origins of the first native americans stanford and bradley believe that a group known as the solutreans were the first settlers of the north american continent. Bruce bradley and dennis stanford, proponents of the solutrean hypothesis, base it on the claim that the north american clovis stone spear points are the technological descendants of a subset of. Smithsonian institute anthropologist dennis stanford, left, and university of exeter archaeologist bruce bradley examine knives from the last ice age (bonnie jo mount/post) however, there are scientists who question the land bridge theory. I want to talk about the book across atlantic ice: the origin of america’s clovis culture it was written by dennis stanford and bruce bradley, both highly respected archaeologists the point.
Stephen oppenheimer, bruce bradley & dennis stanford  solutrean hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room, world archaeology, 46:5 abstract the solutrean hypothesis for the origin of the clovis archaeological culture contends that people came from south-western europe to north america during the last glacial maximum. And even if the mounting evidence and analysis lead in time to a general scholarly consensus of support for their hypothesis, stanford and bradley want to make sure that potential critics understand at least one thing: the solutrean hypothesis is not exclusive. The controversial solutrean hypothesis proposed in 1999 by smithsonian archaeologist dennis stanford and colleague bruce bradley (stanford and bradley 2002), suggests that the clovis people could have inherited technology from the solutrean people who lived in southern europe 21,000-15,000 years ago, and who created the first stone age artwork.