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Ancient Oregon Caves May Change Understanding of Human Habitation in Americas

Bill Cannon, archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), walks by the Paisley Caves in Oregon. The human remains in these caves suggest an ancient human population reached what is now the United States at the end of the last Ice Age. (BLM/Wikimedia Commons) Background: A file photo of a glacier lake. (Shutterstock*)
Bill Cannon, archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), walks by the Paisley Caves in Oregon. The human remains in these caves suggest an ancient human population reached what is now the United States at the end of the last Ice Age. (BLM/Wikimedia Commons) Background: A file photo of a glacier lake. (Shutterstock*)

A network of caves in rural Oregon, known as the Paisley caves, may contain archaeological evidence of the oldest definitively-dated human presence in North America,...

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