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Ancient Artisans in Arabia, the Americas Invented Same Technology Independently

by Alex Fox/Smithsonianmag.com

Archaeologists once thought that 12,000-year-old stone spear tips and arrowheads with fluting—a central channel of chipped-away material used to bind them to a shaft—were a uniquely American invention. But around the turn of the new millennium, researchers discovered 8,000-year-old fluted stone tools at several sites on the Arabian Peninsula.

Now, a new analysis of these artifacts suggests the ones found in Arabia served a different purpose than the arrowheads and spear tips unearthed in the Americas, reports Ruth Schuster for Haaretz.

“Given their age and the fact that the fluted points from America and Arabia are separated by thousands of kilometers, there is no possible cultural connection between them,” says co-author Michael Petraglia, an anthropologist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, in a statement. “This is then a clear and excellent example of cultural convergence or independent invention in human history.”

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  1. This article is a bold attempt to refute the growing body of evidence that the Americas were originally inhabited by Caucasians, not the so called “Native Americans”, Who in fact genocided the original Caucasian Americans. The overwhelming evidence supporting that the “Clovis peoples” were Caucasians is irrefutable. The Smithsonian Institute has been actively destroying evidence that refutes the “Official” story of Asian migration into the Americas the when the true original inhabitants were Caucasians, merely look at the case of the Kenniwick man discovery, and how the remains and all other evidence was subsequently destroyed; this is a well documented fact. There are numerous other sites with Caucasian human remains that predate the invasion and genocide of the white people who originally inhabited the Americas. This article is another concocted story to maintain and protect the prevailing narrative that the so called Native Americans were the original inhabitants, this is a lie. The true original inhabitants, who were Caucasians. It is time to start telling the truth, not perpetuating the lies. Imagine the uproar and the economic repercussions if the truth is revealed and the Native Americans have no legitimate claim to the entire western hemisphere. The truth will set you free…..right?

    • Mike Harris, The point of the article is to demonstrate that humans, no matter their race, etc. seemed to have “invented” and devised tools that were similar even though they lived thousands of miles apart. They did not have twitter, FB, Youtube, Internet to learn about how to fashion tools from other cultures/peoples, but they seemed to have come up with tools that were alike or very similar because they found what worked best and that happened to be what worked best for anyone who was using these particular tools. This would be a prime example of cultural convergence or independent invention in human history. This would also show that human brains worked in much the same way, no matter geographical location, genetic make-up or ethnicity.