October 27, 2014

Well. . . . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — acagle @ 7:10 pm

Archaeologists in Peruvian Andes Find Highest Known Ice Age Settlement

Archaeologists exploring the Peruvian Andes have uncovered perhaps the highest Ice Age settlement in the world, a tool-littered campground reaching up to 14,700 feet above sea level, according to new research.

Despite the cold and dangerously thin air, prehistoric men and women made themselves at home in these dizzying heights starting about 12,400 years ago, only 2,000 years or so after people first arrived in South America, the scientists reported Thursday in Science.

Video at the link that describes the whys and hows in more detail so it’s worth watching. It actually seems to be a quarry site but the video makes it sound like it was continuously inhabited.

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