Skip to comments.Oldest American artefact unearthed. Oregon caves yield evidence of continent's first inhabitants.
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.
An Oregon cave has yielded the oldest artefact ever found in the Americas.
Helen Thomas camp ground?
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8,000 years before the Universe existed. Wow!
I suspect things considerably older would be found if we could get at the ancient shorelines from when the ocean levels were lower.
In other news, Helen Thomas reports her purse was found.
Sen. Robert Byrd was found in Oregon?
I knew as soon as I hit the post button I would regret it...I apologize
I bet he wishes has dead.
I meant “was dead” - argh...
LOL. Hey is that Knut?
Now that i have a daughter,i know who Knut is..
A birthday present from our health provider, the book.
Thanks Hegemony Cricket.
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Whoops! And thanks hennie pennie.
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.
“a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years”
I was wondering where I left that durned thang...
Andy Garcia was here !
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.
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.
"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."
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Did he have anything to say about “Kennewick Man”?
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