The past couple days people around the web have been freaking out about a new revelation that a mastodon, found at a construction site in San Diego back in 1993, dates back 130,000. What does this have to do with humans? According to wired.com, a number of stone tools were found with the fossils at the site, putting humans in North America over 100,000 years earlier that previously thought. Researches spent quite a lot of time deciding what dating technology to use on the fossils. The findings were published in Nature. Much debate on these findings seems to be expected.
To learn more about the discovery, read wired.com’s full article here.