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Archaeologists Find Northern Coast of Peru As A Resting Place for Early Americans

May 29, 2017 05:14 PM EDT

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Archaeologists from the Vanderbilt University found a well-preserved site from the Ice Age in the northern coast of Peru. This discovery showed a migration of the early Americans in Peru.

According to the news release from the Vanderbilt University, the new excavation found stone tools, remains of plants and marine animals and bits of woven rushes. This finding showed the existence human civilization of an early-Holocene and late Ice Age, or Pleistocene indicated as the early Americans in Peru.

The human being during that era was known to be very mobile. Therefore, the finding showed they have established a settlement in the area. The findings have been published in the Science Advance magazine on May 24. Lead author for the report, which titled "Simple technologies and diverse food strategies of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene at Huaca Prieta, Coastal Peru is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Rebecca Webb Wilson University, Tom Dillehay.

“Our data is indicating that these people pretty intimately knew the different environments of the area," Professor Dillehay said about the early Americans in Peru. “What’s remarkable is that the lifestyle we describe still exists today.”

The early Americans in Peru, which was discovered in this archaeological site possessed a certain food strategy. This can be seen with the simple stone tools, such as the unifacial or one-sided stone tools, but there was no fish hooks or other fishing tools. It showed the early Americans in Peru were not seafarers, and they likely trapped and clubbed the marine animals in the land as they washed ashore.

The excavation site at the northern coastal of Peru, where the evidence of early Americans in Peru was found, are sealed and covered with two ritual mounds called Huaca Prieta and Paredones. They are located on a raised flat, natural platform of land known as Sangamon Terrace, situated about 1.5 miles long and 15 kilometers west of the Andes. The research was supported by the and Vanderbilt University along with National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.

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