We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We are running ahead of theories that cohere, so it's all very exciting. As far as I can tell, John Hawks has not weighed in on it. Technology moving into a new area is generally attributed to either trade/influence or one tribe replacing another. It's starting to become one of those wave-particle things in paleoarchaeology, where both possibilities can be shown to be possible and shown to be impossible.
Assistant Village Idiot