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The Clovis First Theory is put to rest at Paisley Caves

Photo: A Clovis projectile point created using bifacial percussion flaking (that is, each face is flaked on both edges alternately with a percussor) SOURCE Wikipedia (Public Domain)

from UrekAlert

Public release date: 12-Jul-2012

Contact: Professor Eske Willerslev
University of Copenhagen

Who were the first humans to enter the North American continent? Were they humans who founded what is known as the Clovis culture over 13,000 years ago? Or did other, totally unrelated peoples precede the Clovis immigrants? This issue has been intensely, if not bitterly debated for decades. The Clovis culture has been seen as the cradle of North American indigenous culture. Now new international research shows that people of another culture and technology were present concurrently or even previous to those of Clovis. Scientists have added a new and dramatic chapter to the history of the peopling of the Americas striking a deadly blow to the “Clovis First” theory that has dominated pre-historic American archaeology for so long. The sensational results are published in the international journal Science.

Evidence that a non-Clovis culture was present in North America at least as early as Clovis people themselves and likely before is presented by an international team of researchers from the USA, the UK, and Denmark.

The team . . . Read Complete Report

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Who Were the First American Settlers?

Published on Jul 14, 2012 by

New archaeological evidence suggests a paleolithic culture predated the arrival of the Clovis settlers in America 13,500 years ago.

Retro: Archaeology and Curses (w/ Video)

from Archaeology Expert

Author: Grahame Johnston

Updated: 2 November 2010

Anyone having a momentary thought about curses would hardly couple them with anything related to archaeology. Or would they? Is there any connection? It is true that archaeologists locate many ancient artifacts that contain writings that when deciphered or translated reveal calculated curses.

It is also true that many rumors have developed into grand stories of curses that strike down archaeologists or any other would-be intruder into the bowels of a tomb or some other sacred centre.

The Curse of the Mummy

King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt is one of the most famous of the archaeological curse stories. Howard Carter had led an Egyptian archaeological expedition and up until and after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, had not noticed any particular anomalies on the site . . . Read Complete Report

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King Tut’s Tomb Discovered

Uploaded by on Sep 20, 2007

The tomb of Tutankhamen, the Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, was discovered by Howard Carter in 1923. The tomb in the Valley of the Kings was nearly intact when it was found and the discovery sparked worldwide press attention. Thus, Tutankhamen is now one of the most popular and widely recognized of Pharaohs. King Tut ruled 1333 BC – 1324 BC. He began his reign at the age of nine. . . . SOURCE