Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Discovery Suggests First Settlers Arrived in North America 130,000 Years Ago!



(Anna LeMind) You probably already know that many historical facts we have been taught in school are nothing but a distorted version of real events.

As time passes by, it becomes more and more difficult to find evidence of something that took place centuries and millennia ago. So most of the times, we have no other choice but to view the historical reality through the prism of conventional thinking. At the same time, with the increasing advances in technology, archaeologists obtain new, better tools for the research, which sometimes brings unexpected results and leads to thought-provoking discoveries.


Related Forbidden Archeology the Very Ancient History of Humankind
 
Source - The Mind Unleashed

by Anna LeMind, April 28th, 2017

Thus, recent archaeological research challenges the theory that the first settlers arrived in the Americas around 25,000 years ago.

24 years ago, construction workers unearthed a skeleton while building a new highway in San Diego, Southern California. Since then, archaeologists have been working at the site and it seems that their research has finally brought some exciting results. They uncovered limb bones and teeth from mastodon, a huge extinct species related to the elephant.





In their paper, which was published in the scientific journal Nature, the researchers write that the bones they found date back to 130,000 years ago. And the most important part is that the mastodon bones could have been processed by humans. According to the authors of the study, this discovery suggests that the first humans set foot in North America 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.

“It was unusual to say the least … and suggested this was a not a typical paleontological site and we should consider the possibility that we had association of extinct megafauna with humans, or at least early human activity,” paleontologist Thomas Deméré told the Washington Post.

The research

If you ask, the age of the bones was established using the method called uranium-series disequilibrium, which is proven to be accurate for calcium carbonate materials that are up to 500,000-year-old. So there is no doubt that the bones are that old.

According to the archaeological team, what is the most remarkable about these mastodon bones is the way they were broken. Instead of having only the signs of natural decay, which typically show in the bones that have been in the soil for hundreds of thousands of years, the fragments look as if they have been deliberately fractured.

The surface of mastodon bone

The authors of the study believe that some fragments of the bones were made into human-made tools such as hammer stones and anvils. These kinds of tools were used by early humans in Africa 1.7 million years ago and were typically made of animal bones.




These findings suggest that humans could have been there when this mastodon lived and died. This discovery is exciting as it challenges the version supported by mainstream history, but according to some experts, the evidence provided by the study is indirect and far from being conclusive. In any case, the results are intriguing and let’s be open-minded and wait for further research.

As archaeologist Erella Hovers wrote,
“Time will tell whether this evidence will bring a paradigm change in our understanding of processes of hominin dispersal and colonization throughout the world, including in what now seems to be a not-so-new New World.”

About The Author

Anna LeMind

Anna is the owner and lead editor of the websites Learning-mind.com and Lifeadvancer.com, and staff writer for The Mind Unleashed. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about technology, science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.
Image credits: Tom Deméré, San Diego Natural History Museum
_________________________
Stillness in the Storm Editor's note: Did you find a spelling error or grammar mistake? Do you think this article needs a correction or update? Or do you just have some feedback? Send us an email at sitsshow@gmail.com with the error, headline and urlThank you for reading.
________



Source:
________________________________________________________________
Question -- What is the goal of this website? Why do we share different sources of information that sometimes conflicts or might even be considered disinformation? 
Answer -- The primary goal of Stillness in the Storm is to help all people become better truth-seekers in a real-time boots-on-the-ground fashion. This is for the purpose of learning to think critically, discovering the truth from within—not just believing things blindly because it came from an "authority" or credible source. Instead of telling you what the truth is, we share information from many sources so that you can discern it for yourself. We focus on teaching you the tools to become your own authority on the truth, gaining self-mastery, sovereignty, and freedom in the process. We want each of you to become your own leaders and masters of personal discernment, and as such, all information should be vetted, analyzed and discerned at a personal level. We also encourage you to discuss your thoughts in the comments section of this site to engage in a group discernment process. 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Stillness in the Storm, the authors who contribute to it, or those who follow it. 

View and Share our Images
Curious about Stillness in the Storm? 
See our About this blog - Contact Us page.

If it was not for the gallant support of readers, we could not devote so much energy into continuing this blog. We greatly appreciate any support you provide!

We hope you benefit from this not-for-profit site 

It takes hours of work every day to maintain, write, edit, research, illustrate and publish this blog. We have been greatly empowered by our search for the truth, and the work of other researchers. We hope our efforts 
to give back, with this website, helps others in gaining 
knowledge, liberation and empowerment.

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; 
not going all the way, and not starting." — Buddha

If you find our work of value, consider making a Contribution.
This website is supported by readers like you. 

[Click on Image below to Contribute]

Support Stillness in the Storm

Sign up for Gaia TV

Sign up for Gaia TV
By signing up through this link you also support SITS