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2014-09-15 03:30:48

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or “Big Freeze.”

Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor Gomphothere
2014-07-15 12:58:30

Gomphotheres, genetic relatives of the elephant, were thought to have roamed North America and gone extinct long before humans reach the continent. But, according to a new study, researchers have uncovered evidence that North America’s earliest humans may have preyed on the ancient mammals.

Study Questions Younger Dryas Event Comet Theories
2014-05-14 07:31:39

There has been quite a bit of controversy in the scientific community regarding what might have initiated the Younger Dryas event—including one that has the event caused by a comet impacting the Earth.

America's Short-Lived Clovis People Genetically Mapped For First Time
2014-02-13 07:42:26

The Clovis people lived in America around 13,000 years ago. They hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears. Though they were not the first humans in America, they did represent the first humans with a wide expansion on the North American continent

Large Mammals Of Younger Dryas Wiped Out By Asteroid
2013-09-03 06:40:55

A new study has found that a cataclysmic asteroid or comet impact in the Canadian province of Quebec nearly 13,000 years ago wiped out many of the world’s large mammals.

Scientist Calls Clovis Comet Theory Bogus
2013-01-30 20:42:49

Researchers are contradicting one hypothesis that comet explosions may have ended the 9,000-year-old Clovis culture.

Oregon Artifacts Stir Up Debate On Earliest Americans
2012-07-15 05:36:25

Artifacts found in Oregon have once again stirred up the debate surrounding the earliest Americans and how they came to live in the Western Hemisphere.

Hunters Arrived in North America Earlier Than Previously Thought
2011-10-21 05:11:28

A team of researchers, led by a Texas A&M archaeologist, has used a bone point fragment from an ancient mastodon rib to confirm that hunters roamed North America at least 800 years earlier than previously thought.

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2011-03-25 06:10:00

Scientists have uncovered ancient stone tools and thousands of other artifacts dating back 15,500 years at an archaeological dig in Texas, suggesting that humans settled the continent 2,500 years earlier than previously believed.

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2011-03-05 11:12:13

Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American inhabitants is emerging from three sites on California's Channel Islands.


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