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Evidence of Human Activity in the Americas 130,000 Years Ago

Did an Ancient Advanced Migration Come to the Americas?

New evidence of stone tools and broken animal bones at an archaeological site in San Diego, California shows traces of human activity after closer examination on the skeletal remains of a mastodon (similar to a mammoth). The discovery suggests that human migration arrived to the Americas at least a hundred thousand years earlier than commonly accepted.

Findings such as these explore the possibility of much more ancient migration(s), raising the perplexing question of how allegedly “primitive” cultures could have had advanced knowledge of sea travel? And how much of human history is really known?

Featured Image: Mammoth jaw and skeletal remains (not from this particular find). Photo by Gsk (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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  • This is a very interesting find. It seems there is a lot of information about the collective ancestry of humanity that has become buried over thousands of years. It’s amazing to think how far back our history really dates and how much there is to discover about who we are as people.

  • I read in a recent archaeological magazine that after many years of controversy the Kennewick Man was taken from scientific and museum institutes and handed over to modern Native Americans who buried him. I’m not sure about the what’s what of that case and whether that skeleton was in fact much older than claimed, and whether the process that followed was conducted fairly.

    So it’s fantastic to see more evidence appearing from America showing that people lived there for much much longer than previously thought. Very intriguing.

    Having seen a few cases now where new discoveries (which are scientifically tested and dated etc.) are seen as ‘threat’ to established beliefs about history, it’s interesting to start to make out certain patterns. Recognising how that information is targeted. Discrediting through many ways, such as ridicule, or purposely inflame different parties involved to make the issue become about something else than it is etc. and many other ways.

    Anyway thanks for posting this information.

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