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Scientists have found circumstantial evidence that ancient hunters lived in what is now the United States about 38,000 years ago .
The scientific consensus is that humans arrived in North America 20,000 years ago. They came from Asia. However, a new study by scientists from the University of Texas showed that this happened 17 thousand years earlier.
The Daily Mail writes about this.
Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of bone fragments in New Mexico of an adult female mammoth and her cub with traces of blows and cuts. It is assumed that they were left by primitive hunters.
According to one of the authors of the study, Timothy Rowe, until now, the oldest evidence of the presence of primitive people in America was considered to be burials that are 20 thousand years old. However, the new find shows that humans could have appeared in what is now the United States and Canada about 37,000 years ago.
“These mammoth bones that were killed and butchered by people are the first earliest evidence of this,” says Rowe.