Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Book Review - GHOSTS OF THE HEART - John Bradford Branney

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GHOSTS OF THE HEART, the second book in the SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL TRILOGY, is available from,, and other better booksellers in paperback and e book.

I hope you enjoy reading the book review for GHOSTS OF THE HEART and I hope you give the TRILOGY a try!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The 10,000 Year Camp-Out

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     I have attached an interesting article by Will Dunham of about the current thinking that several thousand people may have waited out the last Ice Age at Beringia, the submerged land under the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea between Siberia and Alaska.

     The article goes onto to discuss how these people could have survived for over 10,000 years from 25,000 to 15,000 years ago in what appears to have been a  tundra environment with woody plants and trees like birch, alder, and willow.

     The article also discusses how previous DNA research indicated that Native Americans have their own distinctive genetic blueprint, different from the Asian DNA we thought they came from. For this distinctive genetic blueprint to develop, the ancestors of Native Americans would have had to have been isolated from the rest of the human race for a long period of time. What better place to be completely isolated, between two impassable ice sheets, one in Siberia and the other in Alaska.

     Life in Beringia would have been harsh, but based on current thinking, there would have been trees for burning in campfires and animals for food.

   This theory does not account for the human activity that was occurring south of the ice sheets in southern North America during that same time frame. 

     In my book, Shadows on the Trail, I accommodated at least three different peoples with separate languages and customs. I still believe there were multiple sources for the peopling of North America.          


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