Mario Pino Quivira

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Mario Pino Quivira is a Chilean geologist[1] specialized in geoarchaeology and sedimentology that has been involved in several studies of early human settlements in Southern Chile. After Tom Dillehay's excavation of Monte Verde near Puerto Montt, where human remains estimated to be about 12,800 years old have been found, challenging the Clovis theory of the first human arrival in the Americas,[2] Pino controversially claimed the site was 33,000 years old.[3] Other studied sites includes the Chan-Chan settlement near Mehuín[4] and the Gomphotherium of Osorno.[5]


  1. ^ "UNIVERSIDAD-AUSTRAL-INICIA-EXCAVACIONES-IMPORTANTE-ESTUDIO-PALEONTOLOGICO". Universia (in Portuguese). 22 October 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ Wilford, John Noble (25 August 1998). "Chilean Field Yields New Clues to Peopling of Americas". New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  3. ^ "CHILEAN SITE VERIFIED AS EARLIEST HABITATION OF AMERICAS; FINDINGS SHOW MONTE VERDE DATES BACK 12,500 YEARS". National Geographic. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  4. ^ Pino, Mario; Navarro, Rayen X. (2005). "Geoarchaeology of the archaic site Chan-Chan 18, coast of Valdivia: environmental discrimination of human occupation and its relation with the middle Holocene marine transgression". Andean Geology. 32 (1). doi:10.5027/andgeoV32n1-a05 (inactive 2019-03-05).
  5. ^ Pino; et al. (2012). "The late Pleistocene Pilauco site, Osorno, south-central Chile". Quaternary International. 299: 3–12. Bibcode:2013QuInt.299....3P. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2012.05.001.