Mahaffy Cache Article

Named the mahaffy cache after boulder resident and

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Unformatted text preview: who studies Paleoindian culture and tools. The Clovis culture is believed by many archaeologists to coincide with the time the first Americans arrived on the continent from Asia via the Bering Land Bridge about 13,000 to 13,500 years ago, Bamforth said. Named the Mahaffy Cache after Boulder resident and landowner Patrick Mahaffy, the collection is one of only two Clovis caches - - the other is from Washington state - - that have been analyzed for protein residue from ice- age mammals, said Bamforth. In addition to the camel and horse residue on the artifacts, a third item from the Mahaffy Cache is the first Clovis tool ever to test positive for sheep, and a fourth tested positive for bear. Dozens of species of North American mammals went extinct by the end of the Pleistocene, including American camels, American horses,...
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