CBC reports decidedly noteworthy findings from the famous Bluefish Caves site in Yukon, suggesting that the Americas–or, at least, the portions of eastern Beringia that were ice-free–were inhabited for ten thousand years longer than previously thought.
Humans may have been living in Yukon’s Bluefish Caves 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, new research from the University of Montreal suggests.
If confirmed, this would make it the oldest known archeological site in North America, representing the earliest evidence found so far of humans in North America.
New carbon aging tests were done on bones first discovered in the caves south of Old Crow, Yukon, in the 1970s.
The Bluefish Caves in Yukon lie in a region known as Beringia that stretched from the Mackenzie River in N.W.T. to Siberia nearly 24,000 years ago during the last ice age. Parts of it are now underwater.
The testing suggests that’s when the human beings lived near the caves.
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