Books: Notable: Jan. 19, 1981

AMERICAN GENESIS by Jeffrey Goodman Summit; 285 pages; $11.95

Anthropological dogma holds that modern man, ancestor of all people living today, appeared rather suddenly in Europe 35,000 years ago, spread south ward into Africa and eastward into Asia, and finally, no more than 12,000 years ago, crossed the Bering land bridge to America. Now an anthropological heretic offers another theory. Modern man, says Jeffrey Goodman, has actually been in America for at least 50,000 years. He crossed the Bering bridge the other way, bringing his culture to Europe and Asia.

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