Monkey Business in the Pre-Clovis Controversy

A recent NYTimes article jumps onto the pre-clovis bandwagon. The reporter focuses on the Pedra Furuda archeo sites in Brazil.

The article quoted two of the antagonistes in the first Americans controversy, Stuart Fiedel and Tom Dillehay. Fiedel said that monkeys might be responsible for the lithics found at the Pedra Furuda site. Dillehay said that was “stupid.” The image below is a diagram of a Pedra Furuda stone tool and at right is today’s monkey knapper that live in the area.

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