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Arctic fox astounds scientists by trekking 2,176 miles in 76 days — from Norway to Canada

Arctic fox astounds scientists by trekking 2,176 miles in 76 days — from Norway to Canada


So if a canine animal, weighing 30 pounds, can cross from Norway to Canada, why couldn’t humans, traveling on dog sleds?

Scientific discoveries and my own discoveries about the early human occupation of the Lower Southeast in the past year have convinced me that the “Peopling of the Americas” was far more complex that currently stated in the official version.   The current official version is that “all the ancestors of indigenous Americans were of the same genetic background and traveled across Siberia from the northern Ural Mountains of Russia across 3000+ miles of Siberia to the Bering Strait . . . crossed the Bering Straight in the relatively short period when there was an ice free land bridge . . . became trapped in southern Alaska for about 10,000 years until the North American ice cap melted enough to open a passageway across central Canada . . .  then in a matter of a few hundred years reached the southern tip of South America.” 

The statements made on this subject in such references as Wikipedia strongly conflict with other sources . . . even within Wikipedia. I strongly suspect that many ancestors of indigenous Americans crossed directly from northwestern Siberia, northeastern Russia and Scandinavia. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Russian geologists, prospecting for oil and minerals, have recently discovered that there was a vast “island” of ice free land in northeastern Russia and northwestern Siberia throughout the last ice age.  It was teeming with large mammals and humans.  Climatologists still can’t figure out why this area was warmer than regions to the south . . . unless it has to do with the shifting of the Earth’s axis and poles.
  • Russian archaeologists have recently discovered that the people of northeast Russian and northwestern Siberia were using dog sleds at least as early as 10,000 BC.
  • There has been no attempt by anthropologists to create DNA test markers for the indigenous peoples of the Southeastern United States, except the Windover Pond People, even though their museum warehouses still hold over 20,000 of our ancestors’ skeletons.  The Cherokees are NOT indigenous to the Southeast, but labs were also not able to create a DNA test marker for them, because the Pre-Columbian skeletons in Western North Carolina showed no kinship to modern Cherokees . . . as if that should have been a surprise to anyone.
  • The Windover Pond People of the Atlantic Coast of Florida (6000 BC) were found to be closely related to the Sami and Forest Finns of northern Scandinavia.
  • The oldest known occupants of the Amazon River Basin were found to be Australoids . . . relatives of the Australian Aborigines.
  • The indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego also were of Australoid ancestry.
  • The oldest known occupants of Mexico were Proto-Polynesians.   Baja California was occupied by Polynesians, until they were killed off in the 1700s by European diseases and Spanish slave raiders.
  • The Paracus (Paracas in Spanish) People of Peru and central Mexico were found to be from the region immediately north of the Black Sea in  Southeast Europe!
  • The Panoan (Peru), Uchee, Apalache-Creek and Itsate-Creek languages contain several basic words, which are pronounced the same and mean the same as Pre-Germanic words in Scandinavia. 
  • The Algonquian, Cherokee, Shawnee and Muskogee-Creek languages contain several basic words, which are pronounced the same and mean the same as their counterparts in Irish/Scottish Gaelic.
  • Most of the petroglyphs in Northern Georgia are identical to those Bronze Age petroglyphs in either western Ireland or southern Scandinavia . . . depending on the river valley in Georgia.   The oldest known appearances of several basic Maya glyphs are in the Georgia Mountains, but these glyphs are themselves identical to those at Nyköping, Sweden . . . which have been dated to 2000 BC. 
  • The Maya Migration Legend states that their ancestors once lived in a land of eternal ice, where they were constantly in danger from giant men.   Their ancestors began traveling south along the Atlantic Coast of North America, crossed two “great waters” and then settled in southern Mexico.  It is intriguing that the Scandinavians also have a tradition of there being a race of giants living in the northern part of Scandinavia, until they were driven off by the Sami.
  • I certainly don’t have “all the answers,” but it is also very clear to me, that neither does anyone else! Please note, I do even know, who owns this website now and am not responsible for the multiple, extremely irritating ads.  The People of One Fire’s original agreement with the website host was that there would be one ad to pay “rent” on the use of his services.


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Richard, you really need to get over your nasty habit of applying logic to the situation. 😉

    • I know. That is the most disgusting habit that I picked up at Georgia State University in graduate school, where a string of professors taught us how to do rational, unbiased research. Of course, it was for use as a planner and historic preservation architect, but the principles are equally applicable to anthropology.


    I’ve been saying it for years and I teach this to my students!

    • Thank you for teaching it to your students! It is impossible to get factual information into Wikipedia, because the occultists instantly delete it. Anything that I put into Wikipedia about MY ancestors is deleted within minutes by some guy named Doug Weller, who lives in a small town in southern England. You go figure!


    I saw the news clip on CBS just last night and went YES……Proof that it Can Be Done. Here’s to you Richard. Your assumptions are far More correct on the Peopling of the world then what has been speculated and taught as the facts. Keep on Keeping on applying logic.


    Richard, Once again Dogs prove they have more sense than man.


    Richard, I found this interesting on a web site which might connect to the mercury in Mexico: The epic poem ‘Saramangana Sutradhara’, makes reference to the construction of amazing flying machines…
    “Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath.

    By means of the power latent in the mercury, which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky.

    The movements of a Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, or move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of machines, human beings can fly through the air and heavenly beings can come down to Earth.”

    • That makes me wonder if the mercury pool in the base of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun was really a “gas station” for extraterrestrial vehicles.


        Richard, got a reference to these mercury pools?

        • Just google Teotihuacan – Mercury lot’s of articles.


        Yes, Richard someone wanted that mercury for their engines!!! Also a lore of first Chinese emperor being connected to fire Dragons and he had a lot of mercury made for his tomb. Someone must have developed a mercury system engine…a long time ago. I have to wonder if anyone knows of “ley lines stones” in India? perhaps instead of moving air….mercury pushed in a circular manner created a anti-gravity lift.


      Mark — can you give a link to what you found? I have to wonder if anybody has been playing with mercury heated from below!?!?!?!?!?


    I can see the mercury river being used as a decorative/ceremonial fixture. Something along the lines of the “celestial river” (otherwise known as the Milky Way) or something along that line. I rather doubt the whole alien spaceship fueling station thing.

    But one interpretation given by the Hopis about the Kachinas is that they were not “gods” just ordinary people from another planet to took a vacation here.

    Who knows? But I do know that the correct answer will not come from the establishment scholars.


      Hello Bart, 3 foot skeletons of some small people that lived in Tennessee were found and documented in the 18th century. That fits with a lore of the Cherokee’s of the “moon eyed people” who might have mining ore and lived in the mountains and only came out of their caves at night. You are right about the “establishment scholars” not passing on what does not fit with their understanding of nature / history. As a man once said in Egypt “we are like children who know nothing about ancient history”.


    Richard T, Very interesting post. It is clear that many people from different places in different ages have reached the Americas in ancient times.

    Do you happen to know if there is an active campaign to deny the Australoid / Australo-Melanesian also known as Australasian presence in South America?
    Last week I checked some wikipedia pages regarding Australo-Melanesians. To my surprise I read the following:

    Quote – Wikipedia – Australo-Melanesian (as of July 1, 2019):
    “The genetic results of the new study show categorically that there was no significant connection between the Lagoa Santa people and groups from Africa or Australia. So the hypothesis that Luzia’s people derived from a migratory wave prior to the ancestors of today’s Amerindians has been disproved.”

    At first I thought; that’s strange I can’t recall any recent science article denying Australo-Melanesian (Australasian) DNA being found in some of the South American natives.
    So I checked for any articles on new studies (research articles) on native Americans and native South Americans in particular to find out if there really are no genetic links between South Americans and Australo-Melanesians.
    Here is a small sample of articles that I found regarding the genetic links between native South Americans and Australo-Melanesians.

    Quote – Forbes – Ancient DNA Reveals Yet More Complicated Histories In The Americas – Nov 13, 2018:
    “Another one of these potential sub-populations, the so-called “Population Y”, which was first detected by Pontus Skoglund and colleagues, has puzzled geneticists because it suggests a very ancient shared ancestry between some—but not all—contemporary Amazonian populations and Australasian groups (Papuans, Australians, and Andaman Islanders). Importantly, this ancestry signal is not consistent with a trans-Pacific migration from that region; the signal is very old and very subtle. Posth et al. did not find it in any of the ancient genomes they examined from Central and South America, and seem to believe it’s an artifact of sampling and/or analysis. In contrast, Moreno-Mayar et al., believe they have found it in the ancient individuals from the Lagoa Santa site in Brazil, dating to between 10,400 and 9,800 years ago. One possible explanation is that it comes from yet another sub-population in Beringia, but a lot more work will need to be done to test this idea.”

    Quote – ScienceMag – Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America – Nov 8, 2018:
    “Just as mysterious is the trace of Australasian ancestry in some ancient South Americans. Reich and others had previously seen hints of it in living people in the Brazilian Amazon. Now, Willerslev has provided more evidence: telltale DNA in one person from Lagoa Santa in Brazil, who lived 10,400 years ago. “How did it get there? We have no idea,” says geneticist José Víctor Moreno-Mayar of the University of Copenhagen, first author of the Willerslev paper.”

    Quote – Nature – Ancient genomics is recasting the story of the Americas’ first residents – Nov 8, 2018:
    “Willerslev, however, did link the genome of the 10,400-year-old individual from southeastern Brazil to an Australasian lineage. The finding has him wondering if there were migrations to the Americas that predated even those behind the pre-Clovis sites. “I think we are in for major surprises,” he says.”

    As you can see/read while the wikipedia page on Australo-Melanesians makes it look as if the ancient Lagao Santa (Luzia’s) people have no genetic connection with Australoids / Australo-Melanesians the articles (read quotes) actually states that researchers/geneticists Willerslev and José Víctor Moreno-Mayar did find a genetic connection between at least one ancient (10,400 year old) individual from Lagao Santa, Brazil and Australoids / Australo-Melanesians (Australasians).
    This means that the fact that Australo-Melanesian (Australasian) 10,400 year old genetic material in Lagao Santa, Brazil found by researchers is deliberately denied.
    Maybe it’s nothing yet there really seems to be a campaign to deny the Australoid / Australo-Melanesian presence or at least their genetic trace in ancient and present South America.

    Another interesting fact can be found and read in Nature’s article – Ancient genomics is recasting the story of the Americans’ first residents – Nov 8, 2018:
    “Reich and his colleagues also found a perplexing connection between a 4,200-year-old human in the Central Andes and ancient inhabitants of the Channel Islands off the coast of California. The team does not think that humans migrated directly between these two regions — but instead that they are linked by migrations by a population that was once more widespread.”

    The inhabitants of the Channel Islands off the coast of California are known as the Chumash tribe who seem to have genetic links with inhabitants in the Central Andes (South America). This is a very important find since it explains something that I’ve been wondering about namely if there is a linguistic connection between some Andean natives and Chumash tribes.
    Readers might remember my theory (thoughts) on the connection between Andean natives (Quencha, Aymara, Puquina and Uru/Uro) and the Escamacu people of Saint Helena Island (South Carolina). Escamacu is most likely derived from Iskay-Mallku (Maiku) which can be interpreted as meaning “Two Kings/Chiefs” or “Dual Kingdom”.
    Now that a genetic link is found between People in Central Andes and the Chumash of the Channel Islands (California) we kan see some linguistical links between the Chumash, Andean people and potentially the Escamacu particularly regarding the number ‘two’.

    English – Chumash – Quencha – Escamacu (?)
    two — Escu — Iskay — Esca (?)
    ,, — Eskom — ,, — ,, (?)
    ,, — Iskom — ,, — ,, (?)

    Source / Links:
    Wikipedia – Australo-Melanesian – Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America – November 8, 2018 – by Lizzie Wade

    Forbes – Ancient DNA Reveals Yet More Complicated Histories In The Americas – November 13, 2018 – by Jennifer Raff

    Nature (International Journal of science) – Ancient genomics is recasting the story of the Americas’ first residents – November 8, 2018 – by Ewen Callaway

    People Of One Fire (POOF) – The Cusabo of South Carolina

    ASJP Database – Automated Similarity Judgment Program


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