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By Michael Ruggeri | News on the First Americans, who they were, when did they arrive, how did they get here, what is their ancestry

Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements

The oral history of the Heiltsuk Nation, an Aboriginal group based on the Central Coast of British Columbia, tells of a coastal strip of land that …

Bones in Yukon Cave Show Humans in North America 24,000 Years Ago, Study Says

A close look at bones found in a Yukon cave seems to confirm a controversial finding made decades ago, archaeologists say: that humans arrived in …

Anthropology

Ice Age Cave Dwellers in Oregon Lived Among Extinct ‘Stout-Legged’ Horses, Fossils Show

Some of the earliest known inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest lived alongside a now-extinct species of “stout-legged” horse that wasn’t known to …

Anthropology

Humans may have occupied Southern Cone of South America 14,000 years ago

Humans may have occupied the Southern Cone 14,000 years ago, according to a study* published September 28, 2016 in the open-access journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> by …

Anthropology

New study claims the theory of how humans populated America is WRONG: Researchers say travellers could not have passed 'ice-free corridor' earlier than 12,600 years ago

• <b>Ancient humans did not travel corridor earlier than 12,600 years ago</b>• <b><br>Researchers used ancient DNA extracted from crucial point of corridor</b>• <b><br>Land lacked</b> …

16,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Texas, Among the Oldest Found in the West

Archaeologists in Texas thought they’d made an important discovery in the 1990s, when they unearthed a trove of stone tools dating back 13,000 years, …

Anthropology

Did humans conquer America 1,500 YEARS earlier than thought? Stone tools found in Florida sinkhole suggest continent's first settlers arrived around 12,500BC, butchered mastodon and may even have kept dogs

• <b>Stone tools including a biface knife were found in a underwater sinkhole</b>• <b><br>They were found alongside extinct animal bones and a mastodon tusk</b>• <b><br>Radiocarbon</b> …

Ancient DNA sheds new light on early Americans

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE—The first large-scale study of ancient DNA from early American people has confirmed the devastating impact of European …

Anthropology

Genetic data does not support ancient trans-Atlantic migration, professor says

A few recent publications and documentaries have hypothesized about an ancient trans-Atlantic migration that possibly could mean ancient Europeans or …

Native Americans

Did humans approach the southern tip of South America more than 18,000 years ago?

19 Nov 2015<p>Tom Dillehay has for many years investigated the archaeological remains at Monte Verde, Chile. These provide some of the earliest evidence …

Anthropology

Nearly 9,000 Artifacts Uncovered in California Desert, Spanning 11,500 Years of History

Archaeologists exploring the remote reaches of a military training base in southern California have uncovered nearly 9,000 artifacts that represent …

Archaeology

First humans in Northern North America: 11,500-year-old baby fossils show humans 'paused' as they spread across the globe

• <b>One was a 12-week-old baby and the other a stillborn 30-week fetus</b>• <b><br>Date of burials is shortly after the dispersal of people from Beringia</b>• <b><br>Suggests</b> …

Butchered Mammoth Bones Unearthed in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN—About 20 percent of an adult male mammoth that lived between 11,700 and 15,000 years ago was excavated by a team from the …

Paleontology

MIKE RUGGERI'S PRE-CLOVIS AND CLOVIS NEWS

Native American origins: When the DNA points two ways

This week, two teams of scientists released reports detailing the origins of Native American peoples. Both groups looked at ancient and modern DNA to attempt to learn more about the movements of populations from Asia into the New World, and about how groups mixed once they got here. Both discovered …

Human footprints from B.C. shoreline may be 13,000 years old

VICTORIA—Evidence of what could be the oldest family camping trip in North America has been discovered below the shoreline of a remote British …

Anthropology

Alaska researchers turn up 12,300-year-old artwork

FAIRBANKS - At the edge of a spruce forest in Interior Alaska, archaeologists have unearthed bone pendants that might be the first examples of …

Alaska

Q & A with Brian Kooyman on the Wally's Beach site

U of C researchers recently returned to an an archeologically important site in southern Alberta. St. Mary’s Reservoir first launched into the …

Anthropology

Horse and camel hunting by prehistoric humans in North America

Advanced radiocarbon dating techniques have revealed that a prehistoric kill and butchering site attributed to the Clovis People was active …

Anthropology

Excavation at Oregon site unearths ancient stone tool

Archaeologists unearthed a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in Oregon that could be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America.<p>The hand-held scraper was chipped from a piece of orange agate that is not normally found in eastern Oregon. The tool was found about eight …

El primero de nosotros - Revista Qué Pasa

<i>© Vicente Reinamontes</i><p>“Este descubrimiento demuestra que al menos había un grupo que dependía de los recursos marinos hace 11 mil años”, dice Jackson. …

Human remains directly dated to the Pleistocene-Holocene transition support a maritime diet among the first settlers of the Pacific coast of South America

Anthropology

MAI dig suggests human presence at Old Vero Man site - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Were he alive today, E.H. Sellards, Florida state geologist in the early 1900s, would likely have reveled in the validation of his controversial …

Anthropology

Manis Mastodon Site

The <b>Manis Mastodon site</b> is a 2-acre (1 ha) archaeological site on the Olympic Peninsula near Sequim, Washington, United States. During the dig, the …

Paleo CSI: Early Hunters Left Mastodon Murder Weapon Behind

A new look at a very old mastodon skeleton has turned up evidence of the first known hunting weapon in North America, a tool made of bone that …

Anthropology

Buttermilk Creek Complex

<b>Buttermilk Creek Complex</b> refers to the remains of a paleolithic settlement along the shores of Buttermilk Creek in present-day Salado, Texas dated to …

Debra L. Friedkin Site - Pre-Clovis in Texas - Friedkin Site

The Debra L. Friedkin site is a Pre-Clovis, Paleoindian and Archaic period site located in the alluvial floodplain of Buttermilk Creek in central …

Anthropology

Original Americans lived near Austin

Texas scientists have found the oldest confirmed site of human habitation in the Americas just north of Austin, where the Edwards Plateau meets the …

Anthropology

Artifacts in Texas predate Clovis culture by 2,500 years, new study shows

Early human toolkit debunks 'Clovis first' settlement of North America<p><b>This press release is available in Chinese, French, Japanese and …

Anthropology