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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Buttermilk Creek: Evidence of Humans in North America 15,500 Years Ago
This week Science Magazine is publishing a paper that shows that people first came to North America as early as 15,500 years ago. Professor Michael Waters and his team from Texas A&M University at College Station announced that they found an archeological site in Buttermilk Creek, Texas that is the earliest proof of man in North America. The team found 15,528 items including stone tools, flint blades and chips and fragments of tools. This site shows that man was in North America at least 2,500 years earlier than previously thought. The Buttermilk Creek discovery raises questions as to how the first people got to North America....