Comment on Somerville et al. (2021) on the possibility of 30k year old archaeological material in the Tehuacan Valley, Mexico

Somerville et al. (2021) recently raise the possibility in Latin American Antiquity of 30k year old archaeological material at Coxcatlan cave in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico. This one isn’t making much of a splash in the media (so far), and I suspect that is because it is actually cautious and very appropriately presented. At…

Oak Island Archaeology Update: Does the water analysis show that there is silver buried on Oak Island?

On Season 8 Episode 24 of Curse of Oak Island (COOI), environmental scientist Ian Spooner and Chemist Matt Lukeman, both professors at Acadia University, unveil the results of a study of groundwater contamination on Oak Island, arguing that high levels of copper and zinc may indicate “a Gerhardt dumptruck’s” worth of silver is buried on…