Topic ID #38397 - posted 5/29/2017 7:51 PM

Traces of some of South America’s earliest people found under ancient dirt pyramid


About 600 kilometers north of Lima, an imposing earthen mound looms over the sea. People began building the ceremonial structure, called Huaca Prieta, about 7800 years ago. But according to a new study, the true surprise lies buried deep beneath the 30-meter-tall mound: stone tools, animal bones, and plant remains left behind by some of the earliest known Americans nearly 15,000 years ago. That makes Huaca Prieta one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas and suggests that the region’s first migrants may have moved surprisingly slowly down the coast.

Post ID#20890 - replied 6/1/2017 6:17 AM

Charlie Hatchett

Here's the paper:


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