Aside from artifacts a wide variety of midden has also been unearthed from the site indicating these. And one site perhaps more than any other helped scholars reach this conclusion.
First discovered in 1976 the site is about 500 miles south of santiago and has yielded artifacts of a small settlement of 20 to 30 people living in a dozen huts along a small creek.
Monte verde chile artifacts. Since these artifacts were found so far from the bering strait the route believed to have been taken by the first americans scientists believe that first people to migrate out of asia arrived in alaska perhaps 20 000 years ago. Archaeology chile monte verde peopling of the americas radiocarbon dating monte verde chile is a very interesting archaeological site. Artifacts found in the area include wooden slabs for grinding the burned tip of a long lance rudimentary pebble tools used for scraping and cutting and biface fragments.
Monte verde chile is a very interesting archaeological site. The identification of human artifacts at the early archaeological site of monte verde in southern chile has raised questions of when and how people reached the tip of south america without leaving much other evidence in the new world. Previously the widely accepted date for early occupation at monte verde was 14 500 years cal bp.
This dating added to the evidence showing that the human settlement of the americas pre dates the clovis culture by roughly 1000 years. Rick gore of national geographic reported mammoth carvings in ivory dating between 12 000 and 14 000 years ago were found in bogs near monte verde chile in the 1990s. This contradicts the previously accepted clovis first model which holds that settlement of the americas began af.
Monte verde is an archaeological site in southern chile located near puerto montt southern chile which has been dated to as early as 18 500 cal bp. During excavations begun in the 1970s archaeologists unearthed numerous artifacts including remnants of 14 000 year old huts food scraps from megafauna and wads of masticated seaweed likely chewed for medicinal purposes. First discovered in 1976 the site is about 500 miles south of santiago and has yielded artifacts of a small settlement of 20 to 30 people living in a dozen huts along a small creek.
Remains of nine species of marine algae were recovered from hearths and other features at monte verde ii an upper occupational layer and were directly dated. The monte verde excavations from 1977 to 1985 tom dillehay of the university of kentucky excavated at monte verde some 31 miles 50 km inland from the pacific of southern chile.