New study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

An analysis of skeletal remains has provided new evidence that humans made it to the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age, where they lived alongside giant, now-extinct mammals, claims a new study published online Thursday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. University of Florida researchers used rare earth element analysis in order to measure the concentration of naturally occurring metals absorbed during fossilization in human and mammal remains discovered in south Florida in the early 20th century. The study, which was inspired by an ongoing debate amongst scientists regarding whether or not those fossils were from the same time period, discovered that modern man co-existed with mastodons, mammoths, and other massive mammals in North America about 13,000 years ago. "The Vero site is still the only site where there was an abundance of actual human bones, not just artifacts, associated with the animals," Barbara Purdy, anthropology professor emeritus at the university, archaeology curator emerit

New study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

(Phys.org) -- A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside ...

Thu 3 May 12 from Phys.org

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Early Man Shared Florida With Mammoths

The discovery adds Florida to the list of places in North America where humans coexisted with massive, now extinct, creatures.

Wed 9 May 12 from Discovery.com

Study: Humans lived with extinct mammals

GAINSVILLE, Fla., May 4 (UPI) -- Modern humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant mammals that since became extinct, a U.S. study found.

Fri 4 May 12 from UPI

Mastodons, humans were Florida neighbors

During the last ice age 13,000 years ago, modern humans in North America lived alongside large, now extinct mammals, including [...]

Mon 7 May 12 from Science Blog

Study Finds Humans, Mastodons, Mammoths Co-Existed In North America

An analysis of skeletal remains has provided new evidence that humans made it to the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age, where they lived alongside giant, now-extinct mammals, claims ...

Sat 5 May 12 from RedOrbit

Early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

The age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals.

Thu 3 May 12 from ScienceDaily

North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere [...]

Thu 3 May 12 from Science Blog

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