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James Sved

James Sved

Charlottesvile, VA

University of Virginia

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Thanks for backing this research, Rose, and I agree - it is exciting. I believe that filling in the gaps in the history of our own species is hugely important. You are correct, this project is but a part of a larger paradigm, and in the same vein, this campaign only covers but a part of what it will require to undertake this ambitious research. I was previously employed by the University of Virginia and the College of William & Mary. I was also a lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University. While I am not currently employed by any of these universities, I am, nevertheless, always affiliated with my colleagues at the University of Virginia. There are multiple avenues for funding research such as this. University funding is one, private and foundation research is another. Based in part on the success of this campaign, I intend to seek grants and foundation support to complete this research. Indeed, it would serve little purpose to complete all this research and not share it with the scientific community. My intention is to continue to publish; to document this important work in video and still photography; and to present the results in scholarly journals, through symposia, and in lectures. As I am trying to answer questions about the history, migratory patterns, and origins of our species, the results of my work are intended to benefit all of humanity; to serve as a springboard from which other scholars can then pick up the story of our species and fill in more gaps in the human record. I also intend to keep going. We still have a lot of ground to cover. We have been stalled for the last 80 years at a paradigm many can no longer subscribe to based on documentary evidence. It is time to step off that well-worn path and look at all this another way. Thanks for your questions. I'm glad you've chosen to back my research.
Jul 02, 2017
Did the first humans arrive in the Americas by sea, in southern Chile, and not across the Bering Straits?
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Thanks for backing this research, Rose, and I agree - it is exciting. I believe that filling in the gaps in the history of our own species is hugely important. You are correct, this project is but a part of a larger paradigm, and in the same vein, this campaign only covers but a part of what it will require to undertake this ambitious research. I was previously employed by the University of Virginia and the College of William & Mary. I was also a lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University. While I am not currently employed by any of these universities, I am, nevertheless, always affiliated with my colleagues at the University of Virginia. There are multiple avenues for funding research such as this. University funding is one, private and foundation research is another. Based in part on the success of this campaign, I intend to seek grants and foundation support to complete this research. Indeed, it would serve little purpose to complete all this research and not share it with the scientific community. My intention is to continue to publish; to document this important work in video and still photography; and to present the results in scholarly journals, through symposia, and in lectures. As I am trying to answer questions about the history, migratory patterns, and origins of our species, the results of my work are intended to benefit all of humanity; to serve as a springboard from which other scholars can then pick up the story of our species and fill in more gaps in the human record. We have been stalled for the last 80 years at a paradigm many can no longer subscribe to based on documentary evidence. It is time to step off that well-worn path and look at all this another way. Thanks for your questions. I'm glad you've chosen to back my research.
Jul 02, 2017
Did the first humans arrive in the Americas by sea, in southern Chile, and not across the Bering Straits?
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We haven't worked out all the logistics yet because for the first two locations are in other countries, but if we can get LTE access we're going to try to run live 360 degree video from the project sites via Google's educational new Expeditions app ... but only for donors. So jump aboard and come explore with us.
Jul 02, 2017
Did the first humans arrive in the Americas by sea, in southern Chile, and not across the Bering Straits?
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