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WSU prof was right: Mastodon weapon was older than thought, scientists say

In August 1977, Carl Gustafson inspects a mastodon bone embedded with what turned out to be the point of a spear fashioned from another mastodon bone. The use of new technology such as DNA sequencing has confirmed the find of the now retired WSU professo
In August 1977, Carl Gustafson inspects a mastodon bone embedded with what turned out to be the point of a spear fashioned from another mastodon bone. The use of new technology such as DNA sequencing has confirmed the find of the now retired WSU professo


2011-10-31 - Seattle, United States
For years, scientists dismissed Carl Gustafson´s claims that a pierced mastodon bone found in Sequim in 1977 was evidence that humans were hunting large mammals in North America 13,800 years ago. For almost 35 years, his find was ridiculed or ignored, the site dismissed as curious but not significant. New tests now show he was right.



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