Skip to comments.Scientific consensus fails again: Start of “Anthropocene” pushed back to Late Pleistocene,......
Posted on 11/03/2011 9:59:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Guest Post by David Middleton
From The Seattle Times
SEATTLE (AP) Its not unusual for an archaeologist to get stuck in the past, but Carl Gustafson may be the only one consumed by events on the Olympic Peninsula in 1977.
That summer, while sifting through earth in Sequim, the young Gustafson uncovered something extraordinary _ a mastodon bone with a shaft jammed in it. This appeared to be a weapon that had been thrust into the beasts ribs, a sign that humans had been around and hunting far earlier than anyone suspected.
Unfortunately for Gustafson, few scientists agreed. He was challenging orthodoxy with less-than-perfect evidence. For almost 35 years, his find was ridiculed or ignored, the site dismissed as curious but not significant. But earlier this month, a team that re-examined his discovery using new technology concluded in the prestigious journal Science that Gustafson had been right all along.
The pierced bone was clear evidence that human beings were hunting large mammals in North America 13,800 years ago _ about 800 years before the so-called Clovis people were thought to have migrated across the Bering land bridge from Asia.
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Math books seem to be trashed every five years too....but the Math hasn’t changed.
Midway through the last ice age, a prehistoric horse ended its life in muddy ignominy. Twenty-six thousand years later, the horses tattered skin, which resembles beef jerky, has become a Yukon treasure.
The mummified skin of a Pleistocene horse was found near Dawson City and is on display at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Its the second largest find from the period in North America.
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“The term Anthropocene was only coined ten years ago by Paul Crutzen. The Nobel Prize winning atmospheric chemist, best known for his groundbreaking work on ozone depletion coined the term to satisfy his need to describe the age in which we are now living. It is different from the Holocene, he argues (image of the Early Holocene left). The Anthropocene is the representation of the effect a single species has had on the planet. That species is, of course, us...”
I was stationed at Clovis (Cannon AFB) for 1 year, 1 week and 2 days. Wasn’t my favorite assignment.
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Hmmm...’midway through the last ice age’...(it was warm and boggy and the poor little horses couldn’t survive because their feet sank in the mud.)