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12155Re: [Ancient-Mysteries] bison

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  • mike white
    May 16, 2014
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         i just realized an implication derived from the words of phylos on the bison.  the bison would not need the atlanteans help to survive, unless it was after the megafauna kill-off event.  this tends to put that event before 10,000 bce.  i have been trying to get a better fix on the date for that event.  only a great tsunami could have caused the megafauna kill-off, and the earth-changes that are present in the west.  its possible that the poleshift circa 10,000 bce, caused tsunamis to sweep across the west, without a cosmic impact.  its fairly certain that an inland sea existed deep into the midwest before 10,000 bce, and lands now temperate, were tropical jungle before the poleshift.  in fact, the tropical climate may have persisted until 3100 bce for the ohio valley.  the sea withdrew when the climate became temperate.  moving the equator has more impact on sealevels than plate rebound. 
         the advanced farming cultures located east of the mississippi river.  they could not have farms where the bison herds grazed.  the ohio valley was also protected by water.  the moundbuilder's region was surrounded by the mississippi to the west, the ohio river to the south and east, and lake erie to the north.  it gave defence against hostile tribes, as well as bison and mammoth. 
         in different eras, an inland sea covered the lower midwest, and the badlands gave little grazing for the advance of bison or mammoth.  before 1000 ce, sand dunes covered large portions of the great plains.  after homesteads were established, and trees were planted, the lands there are making a faster recovery.  for thousands of years, only the buffalo culture could sustain tribes on the great plains.  this became the predominant lifestyle for the late arriving tribes.  the reintroduction of horses in the 16th c enabled the size of the tribes to expand greatly.  killing off the bison herds caused a great decline to the tribes. 
       
      mike
       
       
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         the american bison is a bit of a mystery, at least to me.  unless i'm mistaken, the bison qualifies as a megafauna.  it seems odd that it survived, when all of the other megafauna of the plains perished.  the bison appears to be an archaic species of cattle. 
         there is reason to think that the mammoth, also persisted well beyond the tsunami event that swept the other megafauna to their deaths.  remains found of them in the upper midwest and in the southeast, attest to this.  the range of the mammoth is more diverse, and they are good swimmers.  some of them may have been high in the mountains when the tsunami passed thru.  there is reason to think that the disaster struck the west more than the east. 
         phylos the thibetan spoke of the bison.  he was very upset at the slaughter of these noble beasts in the 19th century.  he claimed that the atlanteans were responsible for preserving the existence of the great herds.  they had farms or ranches on the east side of the mississippi river.  its possible that the tsunami event occurred when they were at the northern portion of their migration. 
         the great tsunami probably swept the trees and top soil away from the great plains.  the migrations of the great herds of bison prevented anything but grass from taking hold.  the lack of topsoil made conditions that led to the dust storms of the 1930s, when tractors were put to widespread use. 
         it remains a puzzle why the horse went extinct in the americas.  fossils show that the horse originated in the americas, with all of the stages of its evolution found here.  conditions remained favorable for the horse after the megafauna disaster.  one might have expected that the mexicans or the moundbuilders would have preserved a creature as useful as the horse. 
       
      mike