30ky old archaeological material at Chiquihuite Cave, round 2: It still doesn’t matter how much some of the objects look like stone tools

Last year, Ardelean et al (2020) published a claim in Nature that they had recovered 30ky old archaeological material at Chiquihuite Cave in Mexico (I discussed the claim here). Now Chatters et al. (2021, the group includes my University of Alberta departmental colleague Margaret Spivey-Faulkner) have published a critique of the Adrelean et al. Nature…

Comment on Bennett et al.’s Evidence of humans in North America during the Last Glacial Maximum: Looking promising, and I have a couple of minor questions

There has been no shortage lately of claims of very early archaeological evidence from the Americas, from the stunningly early but very problematic Cerutti Mastodon at 130kya, to the slightly less stunning and still problematic Chiquihuite cave at 30kya, to the more sedately dated definite maybes at Cooper’s Ferry and the Gault site. The latest…