Sunday, July 10, 2005

544: Researchers unearth 11,000-year-old bones

Researchers unearth 11,000-year-old bones |

Remnants of early humans in the Great Plains were successfully located at a dig in northwestern Kansas by a group of researchers from the Kansas Geological Survey, at the University of Kansas, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The survey team… found bones from a bison killed by humans, and that shows evidence of some of the earliest human life in the Great Plains.

The bison bones date back to the Clovis period that began 12,200 years ago. The director of the dig, Kansas Geological Survey archaeological geologist Rolfe Mandel, said, “This find marks the first recorded Clovis period human campsite.”
More evidence of human evolution from right here in Kansas.