Claims of “pre-Paleo” discoveries elsewhere in the United States and South America have been enormously controversial among scientists. But at Pig Point, where deep, “layer cake” deposits with solid C-14 dating make chronologies quite clear, such a find would be difficult to dispute.
That would be “the absolute jackpot,” said Joe Dent, an associate professor and expert in Mid-Atlantic prehistory at American University in Washington. “If they encountered pre-Paleo, this would be an international site. Archaeologists worldwide would beat a path to it.”
Story: Frank D. Roylance, Baltimore Sun | Photo: Wikimedia Commons