Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication

Between approximately 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, human societies in many different regions of the world brought a wide range of different species of plants and animals under domestication, marking the initial emergence of food production economies and the beginning of one of the major transitions in human history. Continue reading “Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication”

Artifacts older-than-Clovis at the Gault site, Texas, USA

For decades, researchers believed the Western Hemisphere was settled by humans roughly 13,500 years ago, a theory based largely upon the widespread distribution of Clovis artifacts dated to that time. Clovis artifacts are distinctive prehistoric stone tools so named because they were initially found near Clovis, New Mexico, in the 1920s but have since been identified throughout North and South America. Continue reading “Artifacts older-than-Clovis at the Gault site, Texas, USA”

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