Skip to comments.Kansas Dig May Have Found Early Campsite
Posted on 06/24/2005 9:13:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Radiocarbon dating results finished in February showed that mammoth and prehistoric camel bones found at a rural site near Kanorado, about a mile from the Colorado border, dated back to 12,200 years ago. That would mean people who once camped at the site may have arrived in the Great Plains 700 years before historians previously thought... Evidence of campsites for early plains people have already been found, the researchers said. Pieces of tools and a bead from the Clovis era from about 10,800 years ago to 11,500 years ago have been uncovered. Rolfe Mandel, an archaeological geologist with the Kansas Geological Survey, said this was the first site uncovered from the period in Kansas or Nebraska, and one of only a handful from the Midwest... In prehistoric times, the Kanorado site likely had marshlike water that drew large animals, which attracted humans, Mandel said. People of the era were highly mobile, though, so they likely didn't stay for long.
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Kanorado,....good grief I lived out near those bones for a few years,,,didn't even recognize them.
Back home news....Kanorado is near the Eastern Colorado border
and 50 or 60 miles south of the Nebraska border. Wyoming is a little farther away, and winter comes from that direction!
Holen said that would raise doubts about the long-held scientific doctrine that humans have been in North America for about 11,500 years.
"There is a strong contingent that still believes that," he said. "We're going to do what we can to disprove that."
Aren't there numerous sites in North America pushing 20,000+ years old? Gotta wonder if these people get out much.
Heh... yeah, but with every shovel of dirt they're still burying alive some Clovis First and Only types. They've got to be circumspect and diplomatic.
One would naturally be inclined to ask why. There must be a power structure in the scientific community I'm not privy to. Wouldn't be the first time feeling like I've been under a rock...
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