Monday, April 10, 2017

14,000 Year Old Village and Advanced Stone Tools Discovered on Triquet Island, British Columbia

Contrary to what some articles have published about this research, it does not prove that the Americas where "populated" by a coastal root 14,000 years ago.  It simply shows that people with advanced Late Upper Paleolithic tools, and specifically harpoons, were living on Triquet Island 14,000 years ago.  It should be emphasized that people may also have been living in many other places in the Americas.  Hopefully, this research will stimulate other archaeologists investigating sites in the Americas to "dig a little deeper."

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A post-glacial sea level hinge on the Central Pacific Coast of Canada

Possibly related paper on harpoons (Botovo Culture):

New AMS-dates for the Upper Volga Mesolithic and the origin of microblade technology in Europe
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