Earliest Americans could not have arrived by dry land, study indicates | Science

THE GUARDIAN | on Wed, Aug 10, 1:00 PM

The first Americans – the earliest people to cross from Siberia to Alaska and begin the colonisation of two vast continents linked by a narrow isthmus – could not have simply followed the deer and the buffalo across dry land during the last ice age 13,500 years ago. They would have been in the right place, but at the wrong time, a new study shows. What is now the Bering Strait would indeed then have been dry land. There was, as scientists have known for many years, an open 1500km corridor of ...

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