Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago

  title={Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago},
  author={Loren G. Davis and David B. Madsen and Lorena Becerra-Valdivia and Thomas F.G. Higham and David A Sisson and Sarah M Skinner and Daniel O. Stueber and Alexander J. Nyers and Amanda Keen-Zebert and Christina M. Neudorf and Melissa Cheyney and Masami Izuho and Fumie Iizuka and Samuel R Burns and Clinton W. Epps and Samuel C. Willis and Ian Buvit},
  pages={891 - 897}
The early occupation of America The Cooper's Ferry archaeological site in western North America has provided evidence for the pattern and time course of the early peopling of the Americas. Davis et al. describe new evidence of human activity from this site, including stemmed projectile points. Radiocarbon dating and Bayesian analysis indicate an age between 16,560 and 15,280 years before present. Humans therefore arrived in the Americas before an inland ice-free corridor had opened, so a… 

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