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Oldest American artefact unearthed. Oregon caves yield evidence of continent's first inhabitants.
Nature.com ^ | 5 November 2009 | Rex Dalton

Posted on 11/05/2009 6:37:36 PM PST by GSP.FAN

Archaeologists claim to have found the oldest known artefact in the Americas, a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: belongsinreligion; clovis; creation; evolution; godsgravesglyphs; science

An Oregon cave has yielded the oldest artefact ever found in the Americas.

1 posted on 11/05/2009 6:37:38 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

Helen Thomas camp ground?


2 posted on 11/05/2009 6:38:58 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
From The Vitamin Press

3 posted on 11/05/2009 6:39:57 PM PST by TheVitaminPress
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To: GSP.FAN

8,000 years before the Universe existed. Wow!

;)


4 posted on 11/05/2009 6:40:04 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GSP.FAN

I suspect things considerably older would be found if we could get at the ancient shorelines from when the ocean levels were lower.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 6:40:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: GSP.FAN

In other news, Helen Thomas reports her purse was found.


6 posted on 11/05/2009 6:40:44 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: GSP.FAN
"fossilized human excrement, dated to 14,000 to 14,270 years ago"

Sen. Robert Byrd was found in Oregon?

7 posted on 11/05/2009 6:42:02 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: TheVitaminPress

I knew as soon as I hit the post button I would regret it...I apologize

8 posted on 11/05/2009 6:43:20 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


9 posted on 11/05/2009 6:43:50 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: SunkenCiv; muawiyah

*ping*


10 posted on 11/05/2009 6:43:50 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

I bet he wishes has dead.


11 posted on 11/05/2009 6:45:28 PM PST by NotThere
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To: NotThere

I meant “was dead” - argh...


12 posted on 11/05/2009 6:46:03 PM PST by NotThere
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To: Doogle

13 posted on 11/05/2009 6:47:03 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Doogle

LOL. Hey is that Knut?


14 posted on 11/05/2009 6:47:43 PM PST by TheVitaminPress
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To: cripplecreek
Here is some 12,000 to 14,000 year old art near the current coastline. You may be on to something.
15 posted on 11/05/2009 6:50:37 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

nah...random


16 posted on 11/05/2009 6:51:19 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheVitaminPress

Now that i have a daughter,i know who Knut is..
A birthday present from our health provider, the book.


17 posted on 11/05/2009 6:59:54 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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Thanks Hegemony Cricket.

Didn't check, may be duplicate, looks interesting regardless, and I'm just tired and wanna go to bed.

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18 posted on 11/05/2009 7:03:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: hennie pennie

Whoops! And thanks hennie pennie.


19 posted on 11/05/2009 7:03:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: DocRock

It just makes sense to me. We know the sea levels rose and fell during the glacial periods and people tend to travel by water and near water.

I also tend to think its possible that man came to this continent from both Asia and Europe. We really don’t have any firm dates for when the boat was invented and the distances would have been shorter during the glacial period for island hopping.


20 posted on 11/05/2009 7:03:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: GSP.FAN

“a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years”

I was wondering where I left that durned thang...


21 posted on 11/05/2009 7:09:14 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: GSP.FAN

Thanks


22 posted on 11/05/2009 7:21:47 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: GSP.FAN

Andy Garcia was here !


23 posted on 11/05/2009 7:48:16 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Screaming in Agony they ran to the Government But then Realized from whence the Agony came !)
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To: GSP.FAN; SunkenCiv; blam

At first I thought it Oregon Caves, not caves in eastern Oregon.

Sunk, I remember some older articles about this same area, near Summer Lake. Paisly is on OR-31, between Summer Lake and Lake Albert. May have had something to do with Picture Rock Pass.

Do you still have them?

OTOH, it may not have been GGG List matterial, but I believe it was.

This is really not all that far (about 200 miles NW) from the caves where the (now missing) red haired (Lovelock NV) mummies were found decades ago.


24 posted on 11/05/2009 8:23:20 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree...or TWO, if they're UN meddlers.)
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To: GSP.FAN

They will probably continue to find evidence of earlier and earlier habitation by hominids, although I wonder how much evidence was wiped out by rising oceans at the end of the last ice age and the glaciers themselves.


25 posted on 11/05/2009 9:50:04 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: GSP.FAN
Will Work At Allendale County Archaeological Dig (Topper) Rewrite Human History?

"For the past 10 years, University of South Carolina archaeologist Dr. Albert Goodyear has been digging up artifacts that indicate humans lived here 37,000 years before the Clovis people arrived. His is a controversial theory he tries to prove each time he dusts off a rock or stone tool fragment."

"What he's finding at Topper is strengthening his argument. The artifacts Goodyear has uncovered are the oldest carbon-dated relics ever found in North America, at 50,000 and 51,000 years old."

26 posted on 11/05/2009 10:01:54 PM PST by concentric circles
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Early (Ancient) Hair Sample Raises Questions

"We came out with a dirt clod and inside the dirt clod was a human hair 14 inches long," she said. "It was so old there was no pigment."

"While scientists have yet to determine its age, the layer of soil it was in dates back 11,000 to 12,000 years.

27 posted on 11/05/2009 11:24:01 PM PST by blam
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To: coconutt2000

It would be interesting if they found some H. erectus bones around in the Americas, That species of Humans sure made it around, pretty much the entire old world, it wouldn’t surprise me if some made it to America.


28 posted on 11/06/2009 10:02:40 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

It is unfortunate that technology hasn’t reached the point of allowing us to excavate the continental shelf more easily. I can’t begin to imagine the sites that were probably buried by the melting of the ice at the end of the last climate minimum.

If what we’ve discovered to date is indicative of anything, it is that humans inevitably organize into communities that begin to collectively advance through sharing of innovations and the specialization and division of labor.


29 posted on 11/06/2009 12:33:07 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely!


30 posted on 11/08/2009 8:14:45 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: concentric circles

I nearly failed a course due to using some of Goodyear’s artifacts and data in trying to show that the Hopi creation version has alot of credibility. The T.A. was Lakota so I should have known not to rock the boat.


31 posted on 11/09/2009 3:55:37 PM PST by Docbarleypop (navy doc)
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To: Docbarleypop

Did he have anything to say about “Kennewick Man”?


32 posted on 11/09/2009 4:06:45 PM PST by concentric circles
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