Topic ID #37066 - posted 5/30/2016 12:30 PM

Underwater archaeological site recasts 'peopling of the Americas' narrative



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Deep in an underwater sinkhole in a river in Florida, archaeologists found the remains of a prehistoric population of humans that lived in the region 14,550 years ago. Stone tools, mastodon bones with distinct cut marks, and mastodon dung hold enticing clues into the lives of these early Americans and the megafauna around them. Those new findings are reported in a paper published Friday in the journal Science Advances. 

Today these findings are accepted as adding to the early prehistory of the Americas, but that wasn't the case for artifacts unearthed from the same site just decades ago.



http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0513/Underwater-archeological-site-recasts-peopling-of-the-Americas-narrative





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