Archaeologists Find 12,400 Year Old Settlement 14,700 feet Above Sea Level

October 24, 2014 2:19 AM

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Archaeologists perusing the Peruvian Andes came across what might be the Ice Age settlement at the highest altitude ever discovered. The campground was littered by tools at an elevation of 14,700 feet above sea level, according to the data in the research.

It is certainly a unique find as this elevation is remarkably cold and the air is remarkably thin, but it appears that the prehistoric civilization which lived here adapted to the isolated space about 12,400 years ago. That is only 2,000 years after archaeologists have identified that early humans s...

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