Aug 15, 2016

Ancient DNA indicates that the first people in America passed through an entirely different route

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Our NA ancestors took another route to the Americas?

Recent discoveries, however, suggest otherwise, because it is becoming more evident that humans have already settled in the Americas long before the glaciers became dry, which is around two to three millennia before the final years of the ice age. This means that the ice-free corridor was not viable for these inhabitants to pass through at the time.

With the discovery of new ancient DNA that has been preserved, scientists were able to trace back in time when plants and animals first appeared in the area, which is estimated to be about 12,000 years ago.

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