This is an excellent example of why anthropologists need to stop trying to create “one size fits all” speculations about the peopling of the Americas. There are too many exceptions!
When the original archaeological reports from the Windover Pond People were publicized in National Geographic Magazine, I was extremely busy with my architecture practice and cheese creamery in Virginia, plus had just met a sweet mademoiselle at a National Geographic Christmas Party, who I thought would be the love of my life. I did not have much time to give it deep thought. However, this drawing above intrigued me. It was exactly like the Neolithic burials at an ancient pond, now a bog, on Ven Island, Sweden. On that same island were petroglyphs that in the Southeastern United States would be labeled “Uchee and Creek sacred symbols.” How could that be?
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