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Importance of Pre Clovis Archaeology

Most scholars of the pleistocene era on the human antiquity still debate the timing and route of the first human that arrived in the new world. Today, the most accepted accounts of the first human were centered on the hunter-gatherer culture as their initial research about the inhabitants. They speculate that the first people to arrive in the new world are the clovis people who migrated to America during the ice age period. These Clovis people came to America by traversing the land bridges that connected Northeastern Asia and North America, according to their study.

Over the decade, the accumulation of evidence of the first Clovis model that was extracted from the sites predicts the arrival of Clovis people culture in North America has been challenged. In their study, who uses the radiocarbon dating method of identifying artifacts will establish evidence that human activities were already organised in a pre-Clovis chronology 16,000 years ago. These artifacts that were commonly associated with the Clovis culture included a large fluted projectile point. These arrow-like points that have been found in numerous sites throughout North America are very consistent in their shapes and design. The emergence of these projectile points where the evidence was found will be the indication that the site where the Clovis culture started.

The design of these artifacts also indicate that the Clovis culture belonged to an entire separate technological group which also bear the name as the Western Stemmed Point culture. In their report, they provide an updated chronicle from dating the oldest evidence of human settlement in that site. They used the latest radiocarbon method to identify the dates from charcoal and animal remains that coincide to specific critical sequence along with the evidence of the stemmed projectile points that they discovered.

One of the most compelling indications of the oldest dates collected at the Cooper’s Ferry will pinpoint that the site is officially declared as the place of pre-Clovis settlement. However, other areas of the pre-clovis occupation in North America includes Manis site in Washington, Paisley caves in Oregon and Gault sites in Texas. In addition, the Monte Verde sites of coastal Chile are also comparable with their discovery. Another terse or brief data recovered from the remains of 34 ancient human beings from Northeastern Siberia has also provided a captivating proof about the origins of the first inhabitants of North America.

These remains of ancient individuals were dated back to the Pleistocene and Holocene period in which they also indicate that the ancestors of native American were also came from Siberia. The ancient DNA test collected from the Anzick infant remains of a Paleo-Indian found in Montana has proved that the Clovis people have contributed to the main expansion of Native- American People population. However, there is no evidence that the Clovis people have a connection or other genetic influence from Northeastern Asia. Although some studies do not consider the genetic ancestor of pre-Clovis settlement from Paleo-Siberia and East-Asian population, another study also suggests that the upper paleolithic population of Japanese peninsula was likely also a possible candidate.

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