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    The “more” being a flood of popular articles, as the paper has been published. Link below. This is exciting stuff if it holds up. What strikes me as especially engaging is the support lent to the possibility that there were two founding populations to the Americas, with a far earlier pre-Clovis peopling involving people related to Australasians.

    AUSTIN, Texas — About 37,000 years ago, a mother mammoth and her calf met their end at the hands of human beings.

    Bones from the butchering site record how humans shaped pieces of their long bones into disposable blades to break down their carcasses, and rendered their fat over a fire. But a key detail sets this site apart from others from this era. It’s in New Mexico – a place where most archaeological evidence does not place humans until tens of thousands of years later.

    A recent study led by scientists with The University of Texas at Austin finds that the site offers some of the most conclusive evidence for humans settling in North America much earlier than conventionally thought.

    https://news.utexas.edu/2022/08/01/n...north-america/

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles...22.903795/full
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    Wow, CMD. I have not been following this, and I got those shivers I get when I read article appearing Frontier. Of course, all of us who depend upon our intuition as guidance knew this all along, but those of us academic enuf to hold it in abeyance now wagging tails lil bit more!

    As time goes on, there will more and more empirical evidence of the “Old People”, and this particular piece not only speaks to just how innovative they were, but how clever we are now in retrieving it! Go Humans!


    O, p.s., thank you CMD, for reminder count more upon you to provide food for that part of hungry mind….
    Last edited by Cecilia; 08-05-2022, 08:20 AM.
    Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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      Hi Charlie. Thanks much for bringing this fascinating study to our attention. It is an amazing series of coincidences that the site was discovered at all and how the lead author got involved in the first place.

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        I agree, and quite the upheaval in the great mystery involving understanding the peopling of the Americas.
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