Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to settle the Caribbean islands
Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: archaeology caribbean cuba radiocarbon-dating jamaica islands human-migration trinidad human-settlements artifacts human-settlement
Archaeologists have a lot of dates wrong for North American indigenous history – but we're using new techniques to get it right
Modern dating techniques are providing new time frames for indigenous settlements in Northeast North America, free from the Eurocentric bias that previously led to incorrect assumptions.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: archaeology new-york ontario radiocarbon-dating indigenous-history colonialist colonial-america colonial-history european-settlement beads
New data may upend our understanding of the collapse of the society on Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, researchers say.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: radiocarbon-dating society-and-culture monuments
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