Pre-Clovis Mastodon Hunting 13,800 Years Ago at the Manis Site, Washington

  title={Pre-Clovis Mastodon Hunting 13,800 Years Ago at the Manis Site, Washington},
  author={Michael R. Waters and Thomas W. Stafford and H. Gregory McDonald and Carl E. Gustafson and Morten Rasmussen and Enrico Cappellini and Jesper Velgaard Olsen and Damian Szklarczyk and Lars Juhl Jensen and M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Eske Willerslev},
  pages={351 - 353}
Further dating of the Manis site shows that people were hunting mastodons in North America by 14,000 years ago. The tip of a projectile point made of mastodon bone is embedded in a rib of a single disarticulated mastodon at the Manis site in the state of Washington. Radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis show that the rib is associated with the other remains and dates to 13,800 years ago. Thus, osseous projectile points, common to the Beringian Upper Paleolithic and Clovis, were made and used… Expand
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