[ExI] Ice Age site show evidence of humans in N. America 130K years ago?

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 07:25:39 UTC 2017

> On Apr 28, 2017, at 12:54 PM, J.R. Jones <mrjones2020 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:29 PM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426143033.htm
>> After reading _Strangers in a New Land: The First Americans_, I was willing to give credence to modern humans in the Americas around 30,000 years ago... that book does go over controversial funds like 
>> Pendejo Cave and Old Crow.
> Will they be able to test the DNA of a sample this old? 

I don't believe current techniques can recover DNA under those conditions. There are old samples they've been recovered, but they were frozen. Remember, too, the finding is of mastodon bones. Maybe humans working them left some of their DNA behind, but that's a long shot. (Coprolites might be a better bet.)


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