Skip to comments.Mastodon discovery shakes up understanding of early humans in the New World
Posted on 04/28/2017 2:04:28 AM PDT by Godebert
An Ice Age site in San Diego, Calif., preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to new research.
The fossil remains were discovered by Museum paleontologists during routine paleontological mitigation work at a freeway expansion project site managed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The bones, tusks, and molars, many of which are sharply broken, were found deeply buried alongside large stones that appeared to have been used as hammers and anvils, making this the oldest in situ, well-documented archaeological site in the Americas.
Over the past twenty years....there’s been dozens of bits and pieces to suggest humans in the Americas way past 13,000 years ago. The establishment has fought them tooth and nail. This group here? They’ve spent twenty years going over one single site and the evidence at that site. It’s air-tight.
Not that surprising. Assuming humans traveling less than 1 mile per day, it would only take about 10,000 years to go half way around the planet.
Huh? Better check your math.
Circumference of Earth is about 25,000 miles at the equator.
Yeah, and half of that would be 12,500. At a mile day that would take 34+ years not 10,000.
Oooops. I see your point. Actual journey of 10,000 miles at about a mile per day would take about 30 years.
don’t you think early man would have taken saturday and sunday off though? from walking a mile i mean? so that would ad some time.
Wow, I was way off. Not enough coffee yet.
Lets see, 130,000 years ago, who was on the prowl?
Ancient hominids who were intrinsic to the Americas?
This pre Clovis possibility has the leftist politico-pseudoscientists’ panties all in a twist.The 1st people in America MUST only be those politically defined at present!
Pre-Clovis people are evident. Their spoor was found at other sites: Pennsylvanias Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Chiles Monte Verde.
Soon we will find more of their bones. Meanwhile the political fires, charges and counter charges of racist science continue:
De whi’ man wuz here furs ? Heaven forbid.
Yeah, but which days are Saturdays and Sundays. I'm betting they lost the calendar along the way.
You could probably add a few years for stopping for childbirth, burials, fights with mastodons and saber tooth tigers, Christmas and Easter, etc. So, let's say it took a bit longer. :)
Anyone who watches the Flintstones knows that humans and Mastodons coexisted hundreds of thousands of years ago. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for the ‘experts’ to figure the same thing out. Maybe they’re just trying to milk funding as long as possible?
A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step...
Like big foot......show me the remains. Human remains are sparse in the Americas.
Hooray.....More Grant Money on the way!!!
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