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DNA From Fossil Feces Breaks Clovis Barrier

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Science  04 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5872, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5872.37

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An international team reports online in Science this week what some experts consider the strongest evidence yet for an earlier peopling of the Americas: 14,000-year-old ancient DNA from fossilized human excrement (coprolites), found in caves in south-central Oregon.