Study suggests humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed

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The first Americans: Clues to an ancient migration

Researchers base opinion on tools found next to mastodon site in San Diego

Photo of Nicole Mortillaro
April 26, 2017

Unbroken mastodon ribs and vertebrae, including one vertebra with a large, well-preserved neural spine.

Unbroken mastodon ribs and vertebrae, including one vertebra with a large, well-preserved neural spine. (San Diego Natural History Museum)

Nicole has an avid interest in all things science. As an amateur astronomer, Nicole can be found looking up at the night sky appreciating the marvels of our universe. She is the editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the author of several books.

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A team of scientists believe they have found evidence of human activity in North America that dates back 130,000 years — more than 100,000 years earlier than believed.

The evidence comes from an archeological site in San…

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