Did The Oldest Settlers in North America Live in Texas?

Warm weather, steaks as big as an elephant's ear and big hair. What's not to like about Texas? Apparently, that's what pre-historic men also must've thought as they settled in North America:

"At the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas, we have found evidence of an early human occupation… 2,500 years older than Clovis," said Dr. Waters. "This makes the Friedkin site the oldest credible archaeological site in Texas and North America. The site is important to the debate about the timing of the colonization of the Americas and the origins of Clovis."

The newly discovered tools are small and made of chert, and the researchers suggest that they were designed for a mobile toolkit -- something that could be easily packed up and moved to a new location. These tools are recognizably different from Clovis tools although they do share some similarities, including the use of biface and bladelet technology.

Link (Photo: Michael R. Waters)


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