Horse mandible from Cave 2 which shows stone tool cutmarks.
Photo courtesy of Université de Montréal.
January 16, 2017.
A new study by Ariane Burke, a professor from the Université de Montréal's and her student assistant, Lauriane Bourgeon, have discovered ancient man made tool marks on a horse mandible and published their results with Science Daily and Plos | One. With the help of carbon dating from "Dr. Thomas Higham, Deputy Director of Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit", it has been shown that the horse mandible is ~10,000 years older than the previous oldest fossil.
"The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years"!
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For more information,
- Earliest Human Presence in North America Dated to the Last Glacial Maximum: New Radiocarbon Dates from Bluefish Caves, Canada (PDF available)
- Lauriane Bourgeon, Ariane Burke, Thomas Higham, Plos | One, January 2017.
- Bones from Bluefish Cave
- Last Glacial Maximum
- Beringia Land Bridge
- Canadian Museum of History
- Carbon Dating