Sandweiss quoted in San Antonio Express-News report on Texas excavation

Daniel Sandweiss, a professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, spoke with the San Antonio Express-News for an article about a remote excavation taking place northwest of Austin, Texas. Scientists believe humans came to North America from Asia at least 14,000 years ago, according to the article. The earliest known civilization, known as the Clovis people, left stone tools that are dated to about 13,000 years ago, but artifacts that have previously been found at the Texas site and other distant sites appear to push back the arrival date by several thousand years, the article states. “There are now a lot of sites which have a strong claim to being Pre-Clovis. Not everyone accepts them and of course you can argue about any individual site, but mainstream thinking has moved back beyond the Clovis First idea,” Sandweiss said. Statesman and Star-Telegram also published the report.