The Oldest Evidence of Humans in North America Found in the San Diego Area

August 28, 2017

FM 949 - San Diego's Alternative Turns out that even cavemen dig warm weather and tacos!Well...maybe there weren't any tacos here (yet), but still.According to The Smithsonian, the oldest evidence of humans in North America is from 130,000 years ago in the San Diego area. Back in 1992, construction workers were digging up a freeway in San Diego and came across ancient bones of a mastodon--a big, elephant looking thing that looks kind of like a mammoth but isn't.ANYWAY. After years of testing and research, it has been determined that the bones are 130,000 years old (and you thought YOU were old).More surprising than that though, these bones had markings that were man-made.That would make this finding the oldest evidence of humans in North America to date. I wonder if the cavemen were getting drunk in PB and having beach days all those years ago? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯