Early Human Cultural and Skeletal Remains from Guitarrero Cave, Northern Peru

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Science  25 Sep 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3952, pp. 1307-1309
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3952.1307


An early man site in highland Peru yielded a rich cultural assemblage in stratigraphic association with faunal remains, botanical remains, and campfire remnants that furnished secure radiocarbon dates. A human mandible and teeth, showing interesting patterns of occlusal wear, were found in a stratum dated by a charcoal sample to 10,610 B.C., the oldest such date in South America.

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