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Cannon could see there was a lot that hadn't been dug, and figured Jenkins was the guy to do it.Jenkins is a senior research associate at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and head of its Northern Great Basin Archaeological Field School.Don't take our word join up free and see for yourself.University of Oregon archaeologist Dennis Jenkins poses July 23, 2008 in the cave outside Paisley, Ore., where excavations unearthed a coprolite,fossilized feces, that contained human DNA and was radiocarbon dated to 14,300 years ago, 1,000 years before the Clovis culture once thought to be the first people in North America.For some 85 years, homesteaders, pot hunters and archaeologists have been digging at Paisley Caves, a string of shallow depressions washed out of an ancient lava flow by the waves of a lake that comes and goes with the changing climate.Until now, they have found nothing conclusive — arrowheads, baskets, animal bones and sandals made by people who lived thousands of years ago on the shores of what was then a 40-mile-long lake, but is now a sage brush desert on the northern edge of the Great Basin.

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What the team discovered in an alcove used as a latrine and trash dump has elevated the caves to the site of the oldest radiocarbon dated human remains in North America.Do you want to find a single woman to eventually become your spouse?Or would you simply like someone new to go treasure hunting with at a flea market this weekend?Cannon can show you the rusty nail Cressman drove into the wall of Cave No.2 as his data point, from which the locations of artifacts are measured, as well as recent illicit excavations.

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