Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Scientists discovered a meter-high pile of mammoth bones that belonged to an adult female and her calf.  However, 95 percent of the bones were from the adult.

Bones of an adult mammoth and its calf have been discovered at a 37,000-year-old kill site in New Mexico, suggesting that humans settled North America 17,000 years ago than previously thought. A team of scientists, led by the University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the established …

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