Southern-most Archeological Site Published on by Brian Buma

Published: Oct. 19, 2022

New research from a team including Integrative Biology Associate Research Professor Brian Buma reports on finding the world's southernmost archaeological site, a hunting camp from between 260–460 years BP, that represents the furthest south extension of humanity prior to the industrial age. Published in the Cambridge journal Antiquity, “The southernmost end point of pre-industrial human expansion found on Isla Hornos (Isla Lököshpi), Chile,” describes how the site is also the furthest out of Africa humans ever made it prior to industrial technology, as the tribes that live in the area arrived thousands of years ago. Featured in Nature, this finding rewrites a bit of the history books in terms of understanding where people extended prior to modern technology.