Science: Diggers, Sep. 12, 1949

Slowly the diggers are piecing together a picture of what America was like in its earliest history. But the more they dig, the more complex the picture seems to look. Once the experts thought that the Basketmakers of the Southwest were the first U.S. inhabitants. But apparently the country was already full of crude, prowling citizens soon after the glaciers melted (about 15,000 B.C.).

A camp site of one of the early tribes has now come to light in Wyoming. In 1939 Jimmy Allen, sheet-metal worker and amateur archeologist of Cody, found an...

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