Photo: Sinkhole Holds 12,000-Year-Old Clues to Early Americans



Earlier this year, students working in a Florida sinkhole (inset) found the remains of a gourd that probably was used as a canteen by an ancient hunter about 8,000 or 9,000 years ago, according to researchers.

These remains and others found at the site come from the earliest known period of human activity in the Western Hemisphere, added the underwater archaeology team exploring the site.

Photograph courtesy John Gifford; inset photograph courtesy Peter Masa


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