Paisley Cave Coprolites May Not Be From Humans

Well, this keeps Pre-Clovis studies interesting. As reported by Western Digs,

Now, reporting in the Journal of Archaeological Science, another team of researchers says that its analysis of the oldest coprolite from the cave suggests it’s from an herbivore, not a human.

“The specimen under study … was not excreted by a human,” said Ainara Sistiaga, an archaeologist and visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in an interview.

“Our results show a predominance of the product of … plant intake. This value is too high to represent a human origin.”

The entrance to one of the Paisley Caves in Oregon. Source: Wikipedia/Bureau of Land Management.