DNA from Pre-Clovis Human Coprolites in Oregon, North America

@article{Gilbert2008DNAFP,
  title={DNA from Pre-Clovis Human Coprolites in Oregon, North America},
  author={M. Gilbert and D. Jenkins and Anders G{\"o}therstrom and N. Naveran and J. S{\'a}nchez and M. Hofreiter and P. F. Thomsen and Jonas Binladen and T. Higham and R. Yohe and R. Parr and L. Cummings and E. Willerslev},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={786 - 789}
}
The timing of the first human migration into the Americas and its relation to the appearance of the Clovis technological complex in North America at about 11,000 to 10,800 radiocarbon years before the present (14C years B.P.) remains contentious. We establish that humans were present at Paisley 5 Mile Point Caves, in south-central Oregon, by 12,300 14C years B.P., through the recovery of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from coprolites, directly dated by accelerator mass spectrometry. The mtDNA… Expand

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