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The Oldest Americans May Prove Even Older...

by Blake Cook / June 30, 2004 4:14 PM PDT

BARNWELL, S.C., June 24 - On a hillside by the Savannah River, under tall oaks bearded with Spanish moss, an archaeologist and a graduate student crouched in the humid depths of a trench. They had reason to think they were in the presence of a breathtaking discovery.

Or at the least, they were on to something more than 20,000 years old that would throw American archaeology into further turmoil over its most contentious issue: when did people first reach America, and who were they?

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by Diana Forum moderator / June 30, 2004 10:57 PM PDT
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Re: Oldest Americans May Prove Even Older - Times login
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / June 30, 2004 11:25 PM PDT

Neat, Blake -- thanks for the post.

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