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Trumansfangs
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New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
Well, well...


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Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig at the Cooper's Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than scientists previously thought.

The artifacts would be considered among the earliest evidence of people in North America.

The findings, published today in Science, add weight to the hypothesis that initial human migration to the Americas followed a Pacific coastal route rather than through the opening of an inland ice-free corridor, said Loren Davis, a professor of anthropology at Oregon State University and the study's lead author.

"The Cooper's Ferry site is located along the Salmon River, which is a tributary of the larger Columbia River basin. Early peoples moving south along the Pacific coast would have encountered the Columbia River as the first place below the glaciers where they could easily walk and paddle in to North America," Davis said. "Essentially, the Columbia River corridor was the first off-ramp of a Pacific coast migration route.

"The timing and position of the Cooper's Ferry site is consistent with and most easily explained as the result of an early Pacific coastal migration."

Cooper's Ferry, located at the confluence of Rock Creek and the lower Salmon River, is known by the Nez Perce Tribe as an ancient village site named Nipéhe. Today the site is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.



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re: New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
IHioGA, this was found at the site.



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re: New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
Pretty close, but the first KFC franchise opened in South Salt Lake, Utah in 1952.


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re: New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
Once they find the right skeleton they're going to realize that humans migrated from North America and populated the rest of the world.


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re: New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
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Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig at the Cooper's Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than scientists previously thought.

Not surprised. For some reason historians like to think anything pre bronze age (before Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoencia, and Mycenaean Greece) was pretty much static.
People in Greece during the bronze age sailed all the way around the Mediterranean, even going as far as Spain. Why wouldn't people cross to the Americas if they could have a few millenniums earlier?


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re: New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
Shoulda built that wall sooner.


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