Date: December 06, 2017 11:40AM
Rather than bother with discussing the tabloid link (that link above "Analysis Suggests these bones didn't Really belong to Santa Claus" is telling and an insult to our intelligence), I did click on the link to the Science article, and I found the "usual suspects," Dillehay, Erlandson, etc.
Dillehay is the one who still champions Monte Verde (see Roosevelt, Anna C., also Feidel, Stuart, and both Haynes). Erlandson is a "kelp highway proponent" who still believes that stone "crescents" (found both on the coast and in the Great Basin) were "ancient WMD's and used by pre-Clovis humans for many thousands of years.
I remain unconvinced, as do two who were present when Monte Verde was "blessed," C. Vance Haynes and Dina Dincauze.
BTW, this one was covered a few weeks ago in another thread; I did, in the interest of "objectivity" summarize both points of view, and my take on this one is it amounts to politics, not science, period.http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,2041222,2043640#msg-2043640
I remain unconvinced that any migration involving extensive sea-going technology in the North Pacific is supported by either evidence or common sense. Proponents point to the colonization of New Guinea and Australia in archaic times as evidence of human ; what is noteworthy is that sea levels were far lower then (per Simon Southerton), and the climate was far milder.http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,2041222,2043640#msg-2043640