NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN WHY THE CLOVIS PEOPLE AND ICONIC BEASTS — MASTODON, MAMMOTH AND SABER-TOOTHED TIGER – LIVING SOME 12,800 YEARS AGO SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED. HOWEVER, A DISCOVERY OF WIDESPREAD PLATINUM AT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES BY THREE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAS PROVIDED AN IMPORTANT CLUE IN SOLVING THIS ENDURING MYSTERY.
The research findings are outlined in a new study released Thursday (March 9) in Scientific Reports, a publication of Nature. The study, authored by 10 researchers, builds on similar findings of platinum – an element associated with cosmic objects like asteroids or comets – found by Harvard University researchers in an ice-core from Greenland in 2013.
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