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On the trail of ancient mariners

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Science  11 Aug 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6351, pp. 542-545
DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6351.542

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  • Matthew Des Lauriers (above) transforms a beach cobble into a type of stone tool used by people who lived on Cedros Island nearly 13,000 years ago. These people lived near freshwater springs but relied on the sea, dining on fish, sea mammals, and seabirds.

    PHOTOS: LIZZIE WADE
  • Researchers tracking ancient coastal dwellers found 13,200-year-old human footprints on Calvert Island in British Columbia (top) and the Americas' oldest fishhook (bottom) on Cedros Island.

    PHOTOS: (TOP TO BOTTOM) JOANNE MCSPORRAN; MATTHEW DES LAURIERS
  • GRAPHIC: G. GRULLÓN/SCIENCE
  • GRAPHIC: G. GRULLÓN/SCIENCE