posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:53 PM
Originally posted by The Mack
well there were the stone tools found in Hueyatlaco, Mexico dated at 250,000 years old. Even though they were found and dated are thrown out because
Actually the dates were not accepted a somewhat different category than "thrown out". There were valid criticisms of the methodologies and results
If you are interested in a detailed (if somewhat fringe tinged ) looks at the site and story I could suggest the book
The First Americans by Christopher Hardaker ISBN 10 1-56414-942-0
The controversy is such that work has been on going there for many years trying to untangle the complex geology of the site. They still don't have a
clear picture due to volcanic activity there in the past.
It'll be some time before they'll be able to make a cohorent case for the tools being that old or not being that old.
A key paper on the site Steen-McIntyre, V., R. Fryxell, and H.E. Malde, 1981, Geologic Evidence for Age
of Deposits at Hueyatlaco Archaeological Site, Valsequillo, Mexico, Quaternary Research, v. 16, pp. 1-17
Which is online but my link is showing it is presently down