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First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

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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