Susanna channelPosted on 2019 October
But he is concerned about the dating. In Eurasia too, such designs are present, but rarely seen in Neanderthal contexts. Katerina Douka and Michelle O'Reilly The Asian story The Australasian region is playing a larger and larger role in rewriting the stories of human history. She would like to see the mastodon teeth from the site dated using a technique called electron spin resonance ESR , which looks at the electrons in the tooth enamel to estimate age.
Rather, they interbred to a limited degree with late archaic humans resulting in hybrid populations. Based on the available evidence, it seemed big game hunters from Asia known as the Clovis people were the first to blaze that trail, trekking across the now submerged land mass of Beringia to enter the New World around 13, years ago. And the results were, with confidence, an age of about 65, years with, give or take, at most, 3, or 4, years in either direction. The new study, however, suggests that some type of hominin species—early human relatives from the genus Homo—was bashing up mastodon bones in North America about , years earlier than the commonly accepted date.