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Research confirms eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas' oldest mine


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Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming's state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.

That makes the Powars II site at Sunrise in Platte County the oldest documented red ocher mine—and likely the oldest known mine of any sort—in all of North and South America. The excavations, completed shortly before the 2020 death of famed UW archaeologist George Frison, confirmed theories he advanced stemming from research he began at the site in 1986.

https://phys.org/news/2022-05-eastern-wyoming-paleoindian-site-americas.html

The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.2201005119

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