Science revision: The horse, Beringia, and early man

Science revision: The horse, Beringia, and early man

During the last ice age, herds of big game, such as the now-extinct Yukon horse and wooly mammoth, grazed in Beringia, a now-submerged landmass joining northern Siberia to Alaska and Yukon. Illustration: Woolly Mammoth and Yukon Horse © Government of Yukon/Artist George “Rinaldino” Teichmann 1999
During the last ice age, herds of big game, such as the now-extinct Yukon horse and woolly mammoth, grazed in Beringia, a now-submerged landmass joining northern Siberia to Alaska and Yukon. © Government of Yukon/Artist George “Rinaldino” Teichmann 1999

This article from March 7 tells the story of Jacques Cinq-Mars, who originally discovered the Bluefish Caves.

From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

“In three hollows known as the Bluefish Caves, Jacques Cinq-Mars and his team discovered something remarkable—the bones of extinct horses and woolly mammoths bearing what seemed to be marks from human butchering and toolmaking. Radiocarbon test results dated the oldest finds to around 24,000 years before the present.

“Bluefish Caves directly challenged mainstream scientific thinking. Evidence had long suggested that humans first reached the Americas around 13,000 years ago, when Asian hunters crossed a now submerged landmass known as Beringia, which joined Siberia to Alaska and Yukon during the last ice age.

“But Cinq-Mars didn’t buy that story—not a bit. His work at Bluefish Caves suggested that Asian hunters roamed northern Yukon at least 11,000 years before the arrival of the Clovis people. And other research projects lent some support to the idea.”

Read more at Hakai Magazine

 

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New filly for Earina Appaloosa Stud

Whisper's new filly by Firestorm.
Whisper’s new filly Heartbreaker, by Firestorm.

Whisper is the proud mum of a brand new filly foal named Heartbreaker, born early November 2016. Read more

New website for Earina Appaloosa Stud

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Please bear with us as we work on our brand new website.

We promise more news and colorful horses will be coming soon.

 

It’s official: Native Americans and Siberians are cousins

Man at the Altai Eagle Festival and Native American Indian man. Outdoor portrait profile. Source: Alamy/Legion Media
Man at the Altai Eagle Festival and Native American Indian man.
Outdoor portrait profile. Source: Alamy/Legion Media

After more than a century of speculation, an international group of geneticists has conclusively proven that the Aztecs, Incas, and Iroquois are closely related to the peoples of Altai, the Siberian region that borders China and Mongolia.

Scientists have suspected for a long time that Native Americans are closely related to the peoples of Altai. The theory of the Altai peoples migrating from Siberia across Chukotka and Alaska, down to the Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America, appeared almost a century ago

Read more here.

(February 23, 2016, Aram Ter-Ghazaryan, special to RBTH)

Welcome to Braveheart

Braveheart on November 12.
Braveheart on November 12.

Happy to announce the arrival of Earina’s Braveheart (colt) on November 12. Photo was taken that afternoon. Read more

Altai region of Siberia may be the genetic source of Native Americans

The tiny mountainous Altai region of southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans, according to anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania.  Altai was the hub of migrating human traffic between Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan 20-25,000 years ago.  They carried their Asian genetic lineages up into the far reaches of Siberia and eventually across the Beringian land bridge into the Americas.

January 2012

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Fossils offer new clues into Native American’s ‘journey’ and how they survived the last Ice Age

Researchers have discovered how Native Americans may have survived the last Ice Age after splitting from their Asian relatives 25,000 years ago. Read more

First Australian progeny from Earina-bred foundation appaloosas

2013 filly (E. White Light x E. Toby Two Sox)

Earina’s White Light and Earina’s Toby Two Sox are the proud parents of this filly foal, born in Australia. Read more