Oregon Scientist Find Stones From Possible First North American Migrants

, Posted: Fri, July 13 2012 at 8:08 AM, Updated: Fri, July 13 2012 at 8:47 AM

The location of just where the first migrants to North America settled, is being questioned, thanks to a few ancient stones found in south central Oregon.

A new report by livescience.com reports that archeologists found a number of western stemmed points in Paisley Caves, about 100 miles northeast of Klamath Falls.

The ancient stones may finally put to rest the long-held theory that the early people who made clovis spear points in New Mexico were the first inhabitants of North America.

The new evidence indicates that a second group of people who made what are known as western stemmed projectile points have been on the North American continent at least as long as those who made the clovis points, and perhaps even longer.

Scientist estimate that the ancient stones found in Oregon are nearly 13,000 years old.

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