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If the Maryland and other east coast people of 26,000 to 19,000 years ago had come from Asia, not Europe, early material, dating from before 19,000 years ago, should have turned up in those two northern areas, but none have been found.

Although Solutrean Europeans may well have been the first Americans, they had a major disadvantage compared to the Asian-originating Indians who entered the New World via the Bering Straits or along the Aleutian Islands chain after 15,500 years ago.

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By the late 1800's a group of cutlers had settled in the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania area.

All the cutlery companies that remain in the Olean, Franklinville, Springville, Bradford and Ellicottville areas today can trace their roots back to the migration of cutlers to the Little Valley and Cattaraugus areas in the late 1800's.

But all the US European-style tools, unearthed before the discovery or dating of the recently found or dated US east coast sites, were from around 15,000 years ago - long after Stone Age Europeans (the Solutrean cultures of France and Iberia) had ceased making such artefacts.

Most archaeologists had therefore rejected any possibility of a connection.

Passing down from generation to generation their skills and demand for quality cutlery, the industry grew and gradually moved westward with time.

cutlery industry started in New England when a group of cutlers from England's famous Sheffield Cutlery Industry banded together in small factories.

At one time, more than 30 knife companies populated the relatively small area we now we refer to as Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

Surviving market fluctuation and economic difficulties, only a few strong companies remain in the area today.

At the peak of the Ice Age, around three million square miles of the North Atlantic was covered in thick ice for all or part of the year.

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