Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sinkhole discovery: Humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago

The date keeps getting pushed back further and further. When exactly did humans invade the Americas? The Bering Strait theory has been taking some serious blows. What is going on here? The answer is science. There is even DNA evidence that spits in the face of those that believe all Native Americans were non-Caucasian, but we'll leave that for a future post.

 A stone knife, mastodon bones and fossilized dung found in an underwater sinkhole show that humans lived in north Florida about 14,500 years ago, according to new research that suggests the colonization of the Americas was far more complex than originally believed.

 Archaeologists have known of the sinkhole in the Aucilla river, south of Tallahassee, for years. But they recently dived back into the hole to excavate what they call clear evidence that ancient mankind spread throughout the Americas about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

 Almost 200ft wide and 35ft deep, the sinkhole was “as dark as the inside of a cow, literally no light at all”, according to Jessi Halligan, lead diving scientist and a professor at Florida State University at Tallahassee. Halligan dived into the hole 126 times over the course of her research, wearing a head lamp as well as diving gear.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/may/14/archaeology-florida-sinkhole-ancient-humans-mastodon-knife-bones-bering-strait

4 comments:

  1. Superfriends on doggie man evidence xx

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    1. SF on DME Right on!

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  2. FFS! Yes human history is not what we know...humans have been here for millions of years unchanged perhaps :) I know this sounds crazy but there is a hidden human history FFS!

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    1. There are always surprises like homo floriensis.

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