Texas Several sets of investigators are collaborating on bioarchaeological studies within the Pacific Northwest. Most of this work is known through personal communication and few details are available in advance of publication. At least three sets of researchers are engaged in DNA studies, and three sets of researchers are undertaking projects to develop more extensive, region-wide osteological studies. These efforts include work on the early Braden and DeMoss remains with Yohe and Pavesic , and work on Congdon remains with Chatters and Hackenberger Bonnichsen and Weitzel continue to refine their approaches to archaeologically recovering animal and human hair for DNA analysis. A collaboration is also developing around re-evaluating the bioarchaeology and osteology of the Karlo Site in Northern California Breschini, personal communication Loring Brace University of Michigan and Richard Jantz University of Tennessee, Knoxville are attempting to incorporate cranio-facial measurements from Pacific Northwest crania into their respective worldwide comparative databases. Jantz and Owsley a are performing multivariate analyses to explore differences between ancient crania and modern populations.
THE ROCK ART OF PEDRA FURADA
Oct 10, , Last Updated: A new exhibit in Brazil showcases artifacts dating as far back as 30, years ago — throwing a wrench in the commonly held theory humans first crossed to the Americas from Asia a mere 12, years ago. The items on display in Brasilia, including cave paintings and ceramic art, depict animals, ceremonies, hunting expeditions — and even scenes from the sex lives of this ancient group of early Americans.
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A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the World
A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the World The discovery in a remote part of Indonesia has scholars rethinking the origins of art—and of humanity Dr. Maxime Aubert, archeologist and geochemist, uses his headlamp to examine the cave art at Leang Lompoa in Maros, Indonesia. The stalks, almost ready to harvest, ripple in the breeze, giving the valley the appearance of a shimmering green sea.
In the distance, steep limestone hills rise from the ground, perhaps feet tall, the remains of an ancient coral reef.
The cave paintings in world heritages listed Serra DA Capivara national park of Brazil is the oldest known art in South America. Many of prehistoric paintings in the national park date to around years ago. The rock arts in the site display various shades of red.
By Gemma Tarlach October 19, Stone tools are arguably the most important artifacts we have in telling the story of human evolution. But what if I told you a new study suggests that it might be bananas to assume sharp-edged stone tools are evidence of hominins? Making stone tools with sharp edges was long thought to be a distinctly Homo skill set. New research, however, has been chipping away at that idea. And now, researchers have documented monkeys intentionally smashing stones into shapes that look an awful lot like stone tools found at hominin sites around the world.
Analysis of the stones afterward showed that the process created sharp-edged stone flakes which bore striking resemblance, even under a microscope, to other stone flakes which have been attributed to hominins, including members of our own species. Wild Capuchin monkey breaks his hammer — womp womp — while bashing it against another quartzite rock.
He was not involved with the study but is familiar with it.
The oldest human site known in the Americas.
The first Mass in Brazil, Christ and the adulterous woman, Almeida Junior: Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, ca.
Cross-Dating (Th/UC) of Calcite Covering Prehistoric Paintings at Serra da Capivara National Park, Piaui, Brazil The question of when the first humans arrived in the New World has been a bone of contention for several decades.
Biological evolution is change in the characteristics of living organisms over generations. Despite your vastly superior tastes in music and fashion, you probably look vaguely like your parents, just as they look vaguely like their parents. For all of recorded history, people have looked more or less the same: Hairdos differed, but the basic body plan stayed the same for as far back as the history books go. But if you were to go back further in time, a couple million years before anybody figured out how to write, your ancestors would still have two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth, a head sitting atop an oblong body with two arms and legs.
But they would have more hair. And maybe not quite as much smarts. They would be much better at climbing trees, though. If you went further back in time, the arms would be front legs. Even further back in time, the fur would be scales.
Povos indígenas do Brasil
California, Irvine Pedra Furada in northeastern Brazil represents possibly the oldest known human site in the Americas. Meltzer, Adovasio, and Dillehay Yet the site has solid evidence of non-Clovis, Paleoindian occupations including human remains, plus a unique rock painting tradition from at least 12, , BP. Much of the interview is given here for full text, see printed issue of AR, V3, no. Based on your Nature article and several recent web reports, your sites have a wide range of dates, some as early as , years BP with two hearth samples dated at 32, BP, and evidence of cave painting a fragment with two ochre-drawn lines associated with a 17, year old C dated hearth.
How are these dates holding up as your work progresses?
About Serra da Capivara National Park. Established in , the Serra da Capivara National Park, covers nearly , hectares and has a circumference of kilometres in the south-eastern section of Piauí state in Brazil’s Northeast Region.
Life timeline and Nature timeline Cueva de las Monedas Nearly caves have now been discovered in France and Spain that contain art from prehistoric times. Initially, the age of the paintings had been a contentious issue, since methods like radiocarbon dating can produce misleading results if contaminated by samples of older or newer material,  and caves and rocky overhangs where parietal art is found are typically littered with debris from many time periods.
But subsequent technology has made it possible to date the paintings by sampling the pigment itself and the torch marks on the walls. For instance, the reindeer depicted in the Spanish cave of Cueva de las Monedas places the drawings in the last Ice Age. The oldest date given to an animal cave painting is now a pig that has a minimum age of 35, years old at Timpuseng cave in Sulawesi, an Indonesian island. Indonesian and Australian scientists have dated other non-figurative paintings on the walls to be approximately 40, years old.
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The Spore Conundrum Sporormiella is a fungus that grows on animal dung as part of its life cycle. A decline of Sporor A decline of Sporormiella reproductive spores in stratified Late Glacial pond sediments in Ohio, northern Indiana, and New York has been interpreted as a signal of regional extinction of megafauna due to human predation between 14, and 13, cal BP.
However, this interpretation is undermined by two salient evidential problems.
explorIng the natIonal park The National Park of the Serra da Capivara in the state of PiauÃ, northeast Brazil, became a UNESCO World Heritage site in It covers , hectares, and has at least 1, archaeological sites within its bounds, in addition to its diverse wildlife and outstanding geology.
Monkeys observed performing this activity then lick and sniff the quartz dust resulting from the fragmentation of the rock. This behavior by S. The flakes resulting from multiple percussions are left where they fall and are not used as tools by the monkeys. The research was conducted as part of the Thematic Project “Tool use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys Sapajus libidinosus “, for which Eduardo Ottoni is principal investigator. The findings were published in the online version of the journal Nature.
Named for Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, Africa, where they were first found in the mid-twentieth century, Oldowan tools are among the oldest stone tools ever found, dating as far back as 2.
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This is about 40, years earlier than generally agreed for when people first arrived in the Americas. The international team of researchers dated charcoal from a hearth at the controversial Pedra Furada archaeological site in Brazil and reported its findings in the latest issue of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. They used a new technique that pushes back the so-called radiocarbon dating barrier, according to Dr Guaciara dos Santos and colleagues who ran tests at the Australian National University.
In March, , Athena Review (AR) asked archaeologist Niède Guidon and her colleagues to explain the current status of the findings, including both Paleoindian skeletal and subsistence remains, and the abundant rock paintings at Serra da Capivara National Park, which contains Pedra Furada (figs.1,2).
We know they not the Mayans or Aztecs were the builders of ancient American pyramids. Why don’t they look like modern Native Americans? The African looking Olmec heads have dumfounded historians for centuries. There were many speculations as to why they have African features, but no one could agree on a theory, and African American scholars like Dr. Ivan van Sertima were laughed at for decades until now.
There is now undisputed scientific proof that the first Americans were descended from Africans or Australian aborigines, according to evidence in a new BBC documentary. Dozens of their skulls and cave writings have been found dating back to 50, years. The skulls, one named ‘ Lucia ‘ by Scientists, have definite and distinct Negroid facial features like those of Africans, New Guineas or Australian Aborigines.
The programme, Ancient Voices , shows that the dimensions of prehistoric skulls found in Brazil match those of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and Melanesia. Other evidence suggests that these first Americans were later elminated by invaders from Asia. Until now, Native Americans were believed to have descended from Asian ancestors who arrived over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska and then migrated across the whole of north and south America.
List of World Heritage sites in Brazil
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The rock art of shelters of Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil opens debate into the Clovis First Theory that pioneering settlers, crossed the Bering Straits into .
Friday, March 28, Serra da Capivara is Nonsense on Stilts The Times has an article today on the supposed archaeological site of Serra da Capivara in Brazil, which partisans say is at least 22, and maybe 30, years old. If people were in the Americas 22, years ago, where are their remains? Even if you add together all the claims of pre-Clovis humans in the Americas you still only have a handful of sites representing a few hundred people.
You’re telling me that humans managed to live all across the Americas for 8, years while leaving virtually no trace of themselves beyond a few broken rocks and butchered bones? Consider, by comparison, the evidence for entry around 13, years ago, the “Clovis First” model. At that time the human population began to grow exponentially, dozens of species of animals went extinct, the number of forest fires increased, and the record of human presence is dense across the landscape.
There are hundreds of Clovis sites and thousands of Clovis spear points. Within 3, years, in the Early Archaic period, the population had grown so much that there are tens of thousands of sites and hundreds of thousands of spear points. The Clovis culture can’t represent the first people in the Americas, since it originated in North America. But if you ask me it most have come early in the sequence.