FIRST AMERICAN FOOTPRINTS SHOCK reports BBC News, 5 July, 2005. "Human settlers made it to the Americas 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence. A team of scientists came to this controversial conclusion by dating human footprints preserved by volcanic ash in an abandoned quarry in Mexico. They say the first Americans may have arrived by sea, rather than by foot. The currently accepted theory is that the continent's early settlers arrived around 11,000 years ago, by crossing a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. Details of the latest findings were unveiled at the UK Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition.
Dr Silvia Gonzalez of Liverpool's John Moores University and her colleagues found the footprints in the quarry, some 130km (80 miles) south-east of Mexico City, in 2003. But they have only finished dating them this year. The footprints were preserved as trace fossils in volcanic ash along what was the shoreline of an ancient volcanic lake. They were soon covered in more ash and lake sediments and, when water levels rose, became as solid as concrete. Dr Gonzalez was under no illusions that the finding would be
controversial: "It's going to be an archaeological bomb," she told the BBC News website, "and we're up for a fight". The team used several methods to date a variety of material from the site near Puebla, Mexico, in order to be sure they were right about the age.
ED.COM. Our own research on North American native peoples shows that they nearly all have a flood story similar to the one recorded in Genesis 6-9. One elder of the Dakota Sioux, said, as we interviewed him for our video series "The Origin of the Races", that his people had come from the east by boat. He was also adamant that the white man's story of natives coming from the northwest via Alaska was not true for his people. Most of the flood legends from the southern half of Mexico down to Brazil and Peru also indicate an eastern origin by boat. This new finding therefore does not surprise us. Our only prediction will be that they will be forced to change the date sooner or later. (Ref. history, Babel, migration)