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New evidence shifts the timeline back for human arrival in the Americas .

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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:36 AM
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Ancient artifacts found at an archaeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought



Sample of the lithic artifacts found in the levels associated with extinct fauna .

Approximately 13,000 years ago, a prehistoric group of hunter-gathers known as the Clovis people lived in Northern America. Previous research suggests that the Clovis culture was one of the earliest cultures in the Americas. However, more recent research from the Pampas region of Argentina supports the hypothesis that early Homo sapiens arrived in the Americas earlier than the Clovis hunters did. The evidence for earlier human arrival in the Americas comes from a rich archaeological site in southeastern South America called Arroyo Seco 2. A group of scientists led by Gustavo Politis from CONICET and the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires present the research in a new PLOS ONE study.
At Arroyo Seco 2, the researchers excavated ancient tools, bone remains from a variety of extinct species, and broken animal bones containing fractures caused by human tools. They used radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the mammal bones and analyzed the specimens under a microscope.

The analysis revealed the presence of limb bones from extinct mammals at the site, which may indicate human activities of transporting and depositing animal carcasses for consumption at a temporary camp. The bones of some mammal species were concentrated in a specific part of the site, which could indicate designated areas for butchering activities. Microscopic examination also revealed that some bones contained fractures most likely caused by stone tools. The remains were dated between 14,064 and 13,068 years ago, and the authors hypothesize that Arroyo Seco 2 may have been occupied by humans during that time.
Read more at archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com...

Ok I know this will not get most ppl excited, after all a thousand years difference in the distant past , give or take may not be a big deal to us folks who measure our life's span in mere decades, but look at it this way, imagine if we had evidence that near modern Afro-Eurasians made land fall in the so-called new world a thousand yrs earlier than the Vikings or Chris C. than maybe you can appreciate it more, don't get me wrong the earlier back in time the more careless I become with dates , for get about Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous, which is only studied in depth by Dino nerds who will scold you if you got it wrong.

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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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1,000 years is a long time.

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Give or take a great.



Great. One of those words that if you say it too many times it sounds like its not a word.

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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 05:42 AM
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I believe this story was already posted a few days ago by punkinworks10.
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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: Phage

I am grateful for your great use of the the word great
Rather like a great amount of great big rain drops
Pouring down a great grate in a great flow of greatness or sumfink




edit on 2-10-2016 by artistpoet because: great great great great great great great great great greagt great



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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Pretty cool.
Hopefully they can find some human remains so they can determine where they may have migrated from.




a reply to: Phage

Here's one that will stop sounding like a word too.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
I believe this story was already posted a few days ago by punkinworks10.
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Sure nuff that's basically the same stuff, different source perhaps.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: butcherguy
I believe this story was already posted a few days ago by punkinworks10.
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Sure nuff that's basically the same stuff, different source perhaps.

You have pics of the tools in the OP.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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It only shifts the timeline back if you are unaware of the timeline already in existence at Monte Verde at what, 14,800 BP
en.wikipedia.org...
In 2015 the team went back and redated a lower layer, which is now generally accepted at 18,500 BP, Approx 16,450BCE

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