Does anyone know if the discovery of the Sandia man in New Mexico was ever proven to be a hoax or not? In the 1980's or so there was a lot of talk leaning towards a hoax and then not much was publish after that. Mike or redman probably has some input on the subject. Thanks, John
John, the last I heard on the subject was that Sandia Man, like Folsom man was neither proven or disproven, as still no human remains have been found. Thus, the mystery continues........However, considering the recent Dna findings (oregon caves), the Sandia cave site is prime for new research using these sophisticated techniques. All they need is a little fecal matter to test...........I'm not joking!
Well now, its like Mike said, Sandia Man remains an enigma. All of the work done on Sandia Cave was by Frank Hibber, a PhD Archeology Prof at the University of New Mexico. He was a bit of a dashing Indiana Jones type whose excavation methods were challenged by his contemporaries. He was also known for keeping rather sloppy notes and losing artifacts. He published a book, THE LOST AMERICANS in 1946 and became famous. He died about six years ago at age 91 and took whatever he knew about Sandia Man with him.