B.C. footprints confirmed as earliest known in North America


spaminator
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B.C. footprints confirmed as earliest known in North America
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Published:
March 29, 2018
Updated:
March 29, 2018 1:53 PM EDT
Dozens of ancient footprints, one of which is shown at the dig site on a British Columbia island, have been confirmed as the earliest known of their kind in North America. Researchers at the University of Victoria's Hakai Institute say they've found a total of 29 fossilized footprints, buried deep below a beach on Calvert Island off the province's central coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Victoria
VANCOUVER — Dozens of ancient footprints discovered on a British Columbia island have been confirmed as the earliest known of their kind in North America.
Researchers at the University of Victoria’s Hakai Institute say they’ve found a total of 29 fossilized footprints, buried deep below a beach on Calvert Island off the province’s central coast.
They studied wood fibres embedded in the prints to confirm they were left there about 13,000 years ago.
The research, published in PLOS One journal on Wednesday, confirms earlier theories about the age of the prints and expands their number beyond the first set discovered in 2014.
Researchers say at least one child was among the early humans who left the footprints and they appear centred around a focal point, rather than marking a trail.
They believe there are more, but will leave them untouched in case scientists in the future with better technology are able to learn more from them.

Terminal Pleistocene epoch human footprints from the Pacific coast of Canada
B.C. footprints confirmed as earliest known in North America | Toronto Sun
 
Cliffy
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The sea level at the time was 400 feet lower than today so the coast was the best way to migrate to the Americas but other sites farther south show that people were living here before the last ice age. There were also Viking settlements discovered that predate the Newfoundland settlements across the north and Irish settlements on the East coast that predate the Vikings. There were also Solutrean settlements during the last ice age and DNA in eastern tribes show European influence to verify Europeans migrated here too. But scientists are slow to acknowledge new discoveries that disprove old worn out theories.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The sea level at the time was 400 feet lower than today...

Umm....No.

If you bothered to read the article you'd see that wasn't the case at all.

FWIW-I've been to Calvert at least 4 times-lovely spot and some great fishing.
 
darkbeaver
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Dating of any artifact is in most cases an educated guess.
 
Cliffy
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Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years

By Robert Felix
During the last ice age almost all of Canada, along with parts of Europe and Asia, were buried beneath one to two miles of ice. At the same time, sea levels stood 350 to 400 feet lower than today.
Sea levels were so low that the entire continental shelf, at least in eastern North America, was above water. Many states on the eastern seaboard were twice as big as today. New Jersey’s shoreline, for example, stood 60 to 100 miles east of its present location.
Same in the west.


http://www.iceagenow.info/sea-levels...g-10000-years/
 
Johnnny
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We also have the oldest rock outcrop in the world.

Canada has a wealth of natural history that goes unappreciated.