Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Archeology Find Buries Theory on First Americans

New Archeology Find Buries Theory on First Americans, Re-Opening a Gaping Mystery | 80beats | Discover Magazine:

Pre-Clovis tools found in Texas

The find is important because it is over 2,000 years older than the so-called Clovis culture, which had previously thought to be the first human culture in North America. As Texas A&M University anthropologist Michael Waters says, “This is almost like a baseball bat to the side of the head of the archaeological community to wake up and say, ‘hey, there are pre-Clovis people here, that we have to stop quibbling and we need to develop a new model for peopling of the Americas’.”
New evidence requires a new hypothesis -- exciting stuff.
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