A new study and find has come out and in my mind it is MAJOR NEWS when it comes to ancient human ancestors being in North America. The San Diego Natural History Museum has announced that a recent Mastodon discovery shakes up our beliefs of when early man came to North America and the evidence comes from broken bones and rocks.
At an Ice Age site in San Diego, CA bones 130 kyr and teeth from a mastodon show evidence of EARLY HUMAN modification. Analysis of these finds dramatically alters the timeline for when humans first arrived in N. America. The report was published today in the journal “Nature.”
Museum paleontologists discovered the remains during routine work to clear the way for a new freeway expansion in the area. The discovery includes bones, teeth, and tusks and many of them have been sharply broken. They were buried alongside large stones that apparently were used as hammer stones and anvils. This makes the site the oldest in situ and well documented site in North America according to the museum.
According to Judy Gradwohl who is president and CEO of the Museum this discovery rewrites our understanding of when “humans reached the New World.” She went on to say, “The evidence we found at this site indicates that some HOMININ SPECIES was living in North America 115,000 YEARS EARLIER than previously thought.” Did you get that? SOME HOMININ SPECIES! That’s CODE TALK! Why didn’t she say Homo sapiens, or modern humans, or something along those lines? Instead she uses the phrase “some hominin species.” Why” Because I bet they suspicion this “hominin species” was NOT modern humans!!
Gradwohl went on to state, “This rasises intriguing questions about how these EARLY HUMANS arrived here and WHO THEY WERE.” In other words they don’t know who these early humans were and they don’t even know if they were early modern humans are some more archaic human like HOMO ERECTUS! And I’m betting my money on HOMO ERECTUS! In my mind this is evidence of this species being in the Americas around 100 kya!!
Up until recently most archaeologists thought humans (modern humans, Homo sapiens) came to North America around 14 kya but the remains found at the San Diego site, known as the Cerutti Mastodon Site, show this date is WRONG!
The museum’s curator of Paleontology Dr Tom Demere said, “When we first discovered the site there was STRONG EVIDENCE that placed humans alongside extinct Ice Age megafauna.” He went on to state, “This was significant in and of itself and a first in San Diego County.” Further he added, “Since the original discovery, dating technology has advanced to enable us to confirm with further certainty that EARLY HUMANS WERE HERE SIGNIFICANTLY EARLIER THAN COMMONLY ACCEPTED.” Again this museum official uses the term “early humans” not modern humans or Homo sapiens!
Apparently, the site was originally discovered in 1992. The mastodon bones were still fresh when they were broken by blows with hammer stones and the mastodon bones have been dated at 130 kyr. That means EARLY HUMANS had to have been a that site 130 kya which is a far cry from 14 kya!!
So who were these people? “Are they part of an early but failed colonization attempt?” And I like the final question, “OR IS THERE A LONG, BUT AS OF YET, SCARCELY RECOGNIZED PRESENCE OF HUMANS IN THIS HEMISPHERE?” I’m betting on that last question as being the TRUTH of the matter! And I think those “early humans” were indeed Homo erectus but I do NOT believe their “colonization” was failed one and I STRONGLY suspect that in time this will be proven by undeniable evidence yet to be found in the Americas!!
According to researchers at this site the bones and teeth show clear signs that they were deliberating broken BY HUMANS! And, further, the “breakage pattern has also been observed at mammoth fossil (kill) sites in KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.”!!! Further, alternative explanations such as geological forces or gnawing by carnivores has been ruled out. So the site in San Diego is not alone!!
“Digital 3D models of a selection of specimens pointing toward human association at this site can be viewed interactively at the University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils. Animations featuring these models are also presented as supplementary information associated with the published version of this research.”
So what does this all mean? Obviously, EARLY HUMANS of some kind were in the Americas over 100,000 years ago earlier than we thought! And apparently we don’t know what SPECIES these early humans were! My own thoughts are Homo erectus but recently there is growing evidence that H. erectus may not have been the first species to migrate out of Africa and that that title may go to TOOL MAN, aka: Homo habilis. So which was it? Was it both? Does this explain people in the Americas finding what appear to be Oldowan Tools in the Americas? Although early Erectus used them, Oldowan Tools are primarily associated with H. habilis.
I think this find is FANTASTIC and HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT as are those in Kansas and Nebraska. Slowly, we are beginning to find that what we thought we knew about humans coming to the Americas is NOT so. Apparently, SOME ANCIENT HUMAN SPECIES was in the Americas long, long BEFORE we thought and in this case a 100k years longer than we thought!!
OH BUT WAIT THE POWERS THAT BE HAVE ALREADY LAUNCHED THEIR ATTACKS AGAINST THE SITE RESEARCHERS because the finds at this site just don’t fit the accepted PC BULLSHIT!!…………according to the National Geographic Society:
“However, many of the world’s leading experts in American archaeology already have expressed some form of skepticism to the paper’s claims. Some have rejected it outright.”
“To be clear, the team has not found human bones at the site. But as Deméré and their colleagues tell it, their evidence—a mastodon skeleton, bone flakes, and several large stones—shows that the area was a “bone quarry,” where an unknown hominin allegedly smashed fresh mastodon bones with stone hammers, perhaps to extract marrow or to mine the skeleton for raw materials.”
“The date of the find at 130,000 years ago is a really big ask for archaeologists who are used to talking about 12, 13, 14,000 years ago. It’s a big, big time difference.”
WAIT, THE SITE WAS FOUND IN 1992 AND EXCAVATED IN 1993 … WHY IS IT ONLY BEING ANNOUNCED NOW?
The main delay came from the sheer difficulty in accurately dating the site. It wasn’t until 2011 and 2012 that Jim Paces of the U.S. Geological Survey could provide state-of-the-art ages for the mastodon bones, based on the relative amounts of uranium and thorium within them.
So the attempts to DISCREDIT the museum researchers and their EVIDENCE IS ALREADY WELL UNDERWAY!! I’m certain this discovery will be downplayed as it is already and swept under that dirty old carpet like so many other finds in the Americas have been! HEY! THE GROWING EVIDENCE SAYS THE AMERICAS WERE PEOPLED LONG BEFORE WE THINK! Oh…oh….that’s right…..we really aren’t interested in the EVIDENCE in the mainstream UNLESS it fits our PC agenda and funding expectations!!
Now I just had a thought 🙂 I wonder if the mainstream realizes that there are beginning to be MOUNTAINS of evidence stacking up that does NOT support their theories? Let’ not tell them, hey………snicker……snicker…. :0
Oh and one last thought………I wonder if they’re going to throw this site in the same category as Calico Hills? You know….the place that the famous DR LOUIS LEAKEY went to fully expecting to find evidence of ancient human ancestors in CALIFORNIA!!
Pics from the Cerutti Mastadon Site ———
Cerutti 1: This pic shows broken mastodon bones, hammer stones, and in the bottom right corner a mastodon molar.
Cerutti 2: these pics show (a) a stone anvil and other artifacts from the site.
Cerutti 3: a hammerstone from the site believed to have been used by ancient human ancestors to break mastodon bones
Cerutti 4: map showing location of the Cerutti Mastodon Site
Cerutti 5: Broken mastodon bone found at the site
Cerutti 6: demonstration of how one of the hammerstones were used to smash mastodon bones to get at the inner marrow inside the bone.
Cerutti 7: photo showing mastodon rib bones from the Cerutti site.
Cerutti 8: a mastodon tusk recovered from the Cerutti Site
Cerutti 9: stone anvils and bone recovered from the site
Cerutti 10: side view of one of the Cerutti Site mastodon bones showing the percussion of a leg bone.