Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Navigationalism
I cannot remember when it was published, but it seems a bit dated. I cannot speak for much of it, however I am very familiar with the Vermont sites Fell refers to and have spent over 30 years measuring and photographing them as well as many more. Yes, Fell made errors, in part because of his age and difficulty getting to some parts of the hilly terrain and in part because he basically made a whirlwind tour through the state. While some of his interpretations are incorrect what is undeniable are the sites and stones themselves. Whenever Fell is found to be wrong every critic wants to diasparage the sites or throw the baby out with the bathwater.
--- On Fri, 3/22/13, Ted Sojka <tedsojka@...> wrote:
From: Ted Sojka <tedsojka@...>
Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Navigationalism
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013, 2:27 PM
In light of the new focus of the crystals that may have been used for navigating by the Vikings and then the English on our site, I came across a bit of news in a book recommended by one of you called, The First Americans", by Christopher Hardaker.There were no boats allowed in migration theories, not even evidence of the 60 K Australian precedent.... ( and grants, scholarships, and funding would not be there for researchers.)The new "navigationalism" will have a great impact on the Academy . A fine Atlantic Monthly article by Marc Stengel called, "The Diffusionists Have Landed", brings up new sets of questions about who the first Americans were.Anybody read that article and care to comment about it ?Ted