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More evidence that The Americas were populated 30,000 years ago

Up to recently, scientific consensus on the arrival of humans to The Americas was a time range of between 12,000 and 16,000 years ago, with the passage via the Bering Strait in the North. That theory, and the method of arrival, is now looking under serious pressure thanks to recent discoveries. Learn more at this fascinating link, here’s how the article kicks off:

A team of Uruguayan researchers working at the Arroyo del Vizcaíno site
near Sauce, in Uruguay has found evidence in ancient sloth bones that
suggests humans were in the area as far back as 30,000 years ago. The
team describes their evidence and findings in a paper they’ve had
published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 

Most scientists today believe that humans populated the Americas
approximately 16,000 years ago, and did so by walking across the Bering
Strait, which would have been frozen over during that time period. More
recent evidence has begun to suggest that humans were living in South
America far earlier than that—just last month a team of excavators in
Brazil discovered cave paintings and ceramics that have been dated to
30,000 years ago and now, in this new effort, the research team has
found more evidence of people living in Uruguay around the same time.


In this new effort, the researchers found over a thousand bones at
the Arroyo del Vizcaíno site, (from approximately 27 different animals)
most of which once belonged to the now extinct giant sloth. What was
most remarkable however, were the deep slash markings on some of the
bones—indicative of human
stone tools. Also interesting was that the bones were all from the
remains of large, full grown sloths—all in a single place where they
wouldn’t have died in other ways such as from falling off a cliff. Taken
together, it appears the sloths were killed individually, as needed,
and eaten, most likely, by humans as no other known animal could have
pulled off such a feat.


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