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Lynx_Fox
Post  Post subject: Florida Pre-Clovis site  |  Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:01 pm

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According to this article, a new site in Florida has a nearly indisputable evidence for human occupation more than 14000 years ago.

"Stone tools and mastodon bones occur in an undisturbed geological context at the Page-Ladson site, Florida. Seventy-one radiocarbon ages show that ~14,550 calendar years ago (cal yr B.P.), people butchered or scavenged a mastodon next to a pond in a bedrock sinkhole within the Aucilla River. "
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/5/e1600375

And the popscience version.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/hun ... -years-ago

Is there much dispute anymore that pre-clovis peoples populated the Americas?


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paleoichneum
Post  Post subject: Re: Florida Pre-Clovis site  |  Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:05 pm
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That I am aware of no, looking at the wiki on the Clovis, there are a number of sites that most likely predate the clovis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clovis_culture

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Florida Pre-Clovis site  |  Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:58 pm
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There may be dispute, but the evidence surely is piling up on the affirmative side.

PBS Nova did a special recently on the First Peoples. They did different continents and a lot of material was covered on Clovis people in the Americas special.

I have no idea how precise or accurate they were, but I enjoyed it.

http://www.pbs.org/first-peoples/episodes/america/


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SkinWalker
Post  Post subject: Re: Florida Pre-Clovis site  |  Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:10 pm
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Nothing is indisputable in science.

That being said, people at around that time has been an expectation. When you find stone tools at one age (clovis), logic dictates that they didn't simply appear suddenly on the landscape, rather they migrated over time, developing their technologies to suit the environment.


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