[ExI] Ice Age site show evidence of humans in N. America 130K years ago?
mrjones2020 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 10:14:18 UTC 2017
On Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 03:38 Dan Ust <dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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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DNA of extinct humans found in caves
"We know that several components of sediments can bind DNA," said lead
researcher Matthias Meyer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Maybe something like this could be used?
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