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March 6, 2010
...........Serpentine Hot Springs, has come to light on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula (the bit that sticks out closest to Asia – map) which has revealed numerous fluted points. These date to about 12,000 calendar years ago, which is around one thousand years more recent than Clovis itself. At this time, Beringia was still largely dry land and the Seward Peninsula a range of hills in the centre-right of this picture:
Ice-Age Humans of the Bering Land Bridge:
Archeology of Serpentine Hot Springs, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska
Ted Goebel, Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University
During summer 2009 the Center for the Study of the First Americans (at Texas A&M University) and National Park Service had the opportunity to investigate what may be the first Ice-Age archeological site yet found in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. The site is located near Serpentine Hot Springs, and it contains stone tools and animal bones preliminarily dated to about 12,000 calendar years ago.
Our research focuses on the first peopling of the Americas during the Ice Age (or Pleistocene) period. We are interested in chronicling and explaining the origins of the first Americans. From where did they come? When did they disperse from northeast Asia to Beringia? How did they spread from Alaska to the rest of the Americas? Our research into these questions covers three continents and numerous scientific fields, not just archeology but also geology, paleontology, paleobotany, and even human genetics.
Much of the debate surrounding the origins of the first Americans is centered on the significance of the Clovis culture ...........
Given the work we have accomplished thus far, we offer the following conclusions. ........
(3) Elements of fluted-point technology as well as blade/microblade technology seem to co-occur at the site, even around the same dated feature. ...........