Forty years ago, an amateur prehistorian discovered an engraved mastodon bone near Mexico City, showing a virtual bestiary from the Ice Age.
Harvard University took notice and excavated nearby sites around the Valsequillo Reservoir.
They found perfectly buried kill sites with the oldest spearheads in the world.
Some archaeologists postulated their age at 40,000 years, three times older than the official 12,000-year-old date for the first Americans.
Then the shocker--United States Geology Survey (USGS) geologists came up with the date of 250,000 years old! Even though these dates were published in peer-reviewed geological journals, archaeologists wrote off the geologists, saying they were mistaken and that their dates were too ridiculously old.
Archaeologists never returned to the site and curiosity died out.
Soon after, this once world-class archaeology region became off-limits for official research, a "professional forbidden zone." The Valsequillo discoveries were legendary, but regarded as "fringe" by professional archaeologists.
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