Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

It‚Äôs a huge day for archaeologists and anyone interested in the history of America‚Äôs first settlers. Findings from three new genetics studies‚ÄĒall released today‚ÄĒare presenting a fascinating, yet complex, picture of the first people in North and South America, and how they spread and diversified across two continents.

Discovery of Ancient Spearpoints in Texas Has Some Archaeologists Questioning the History of Early Americas

Archaeologists have discovered two previously unknown forms of spearpoint technology at a site in Texas. The triangular blades appear to be older than the projectile points produced by the Paleoamerican Clovis culture, an observation that‚Äôs complicating our understanding of how the Americas were colonized‚ÄĒand by whom.

Discovery of 14,000-Year-Old Toast Suggests Bread Can Be Added to Paleo Diet

Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of bread-making at a site in northeastern Jordan. Dating back some 14,400 years, the discovery shows that ancient hunter-gatherers were making and eating bread 4,000 years before the Neolithic era and the introduction of agriculture. So much for the ‚ÄúPaleo Diet‚Ä̂Ķ