“Human settlements in Amazonia much older than previously thought”
Guess when they are believed to have settled there? 10,000 years ago!
Follow the link, if not to read the article, then at least to see the panoramic picture at the top of the article that shows the region where these settlements were found.
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I’d heard that. The next question is where did they come from?
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I’ll bet no one knows. There seems to be evidence that there were multiple migrations to the Americas from places as diverse as Asia, West Africa, Polynesia, and even Western Europe. See the link below.
The dates are super contentious, all the more so if we accept that there may have been a meteor event that could have thrown off radiocarbon dating by an unknown amount. (See my recent post about same.) Yet it seems that so many of the theories and counter-theories rely at least in part on “It couldn’t have been X because we know date Y” kinds of arguments.