Megafauna and Man from Ayacucho, Highland Peru

See allHide authors and affiliations

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.

Stay Connected to Science