Discoverers Event – Early Human Population in the New World: A Biased Perspective
May 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: James Adovasio
More than 500 archaeological sites have been claimed to be older than the widespread Clovis horizon (11,500 radiocarbon years ago). Few have stood up to scientific scrutiny. A review of those sites that have withstood such criticism, including Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Pennsylvania and Monte Verde in Chile, indicates that not only have humans been in the New World considerably earlier than the Clovis horizon, but that they were leading lifeways radically different than those postulated for the so-called Clovis hunters.