Megafauna and Man from Ayacucho, Highland Peru

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Science  22 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3934, pp. 975-977
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3934.975


Crude unifacial tools, choppers, and a burin have been uncovered in association with megafauna in a buried stratum that was radiocarbon dated at 12,200 B.C. in a cave in highland Peru. The tool types, megafauna, and date are significant with regard to the problem of the antiquity of man and his culture in the New World.