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Austin-area dig gives rare clues to how people lived 16,000 years ago
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By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff
 

Updated: 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 |  Posted: 1:48 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018
 

You can hardly walk 10 steps along Buttermilk Creek about 45 miles north of Austin without finding evidence that people lived here thousands of years ago. The ground is littered with flakes of chert, a plentiful stone from which projectile points, blades, cleavers and other tools were fashioned.

Archaeologists who have dug as deep as 14 feet found layer after layer of stone tools, weapons and flakes that accumulated over time, indicating that prehistoric humans began gravitating to this area about 16,000 years ago.

https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-area-dig-gives-rare-clues-how-people-lived-000-years-ago/M3iVdDLKBGiwJWDb01M04J/
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Austin-area dig gives rare clues to how people lived 16,000 years ago
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By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff
 

Updated: 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 |  Posted: 1:48 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018
 

You can hardly walk 10 steps along Buttermilk Creek about 45 miles north of Austin without finding evidence that people lived here thousands of years ago. The ground is littered with flakes of chert, a plentiful stone from which projectile points, blades, cleavers and other tools were fashioned.

Archaeologists who have dug as deep as 14 feet found layer after layer of stone tools, weapons and flakes that accumulated over time, indicating that prehistoric humans began gravitating to this area about 16,000 years ago.

https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-area-dig-gives-rare-clues-how-people-lived-000-years-ago/M3iVdDLKBGiwJWDb01M04J/

Yes, my observations during the close-to-30 years that I've lived in the Austin area have shown that over time a lot of flakes have accumulated here.   10294
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No. Not really. The dig found that they didn't have Air Conditioning.
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No. Not really. The dig found that they didn't have Air Conditioning.

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I grew up in east Texas in the middle of the east Texas oil field.  As a child, we found arrow heads all the time.  Indians for sure lived there.  At one time, Texas was covered with ocean.
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I grew up in east Texas in the middle of the east Texas oil field.  As a child, we found arrow heads all the time.  Indians for sure lived there.  At one time, Texas was covered with ocean.

Yes, but this is pre-Clovis: 15,500 years ago. 
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I"ll bet the people who lived there 16,000 years ago weren't liberals like today :pondering:.
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I"ll bet the people who lived there 16,000 years ago weren't liberals like today :pondering:.

No, they were survivalists.
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