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Is there any way the first Americans migrated from Siberia through an ice-free corridor? No, say scientists.
By Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Staff writer August 10, 2016
For decades, archaeologists thought they knew how the story went: Humans migrated from Siberia to Alaska over the Bering land bridge during the last Ice Age, but were stuck there until a corridor opened up between the eastern and western ice sheets covering much of what is now Canada. Then, the Clovis people – thought to be the first to spread across the Americas – took that new path down to the rest of the continent.
But as evidence poured in suggesting people were in the Americas long before the distinctive Clovis spearpoints showed up, the Clovis-first model was discredited.
By about 16,000 years ago, people found their way around the ice sheets, according to archaeological sites across North and South America.
The dominant theory today is that these people came down the Pacific coast either by boat or when the ice sheets retreated enough to reveal a coastal walkway, long before the ice-free corridor had opened up.
And that rules out the idea that the Clovis people came down the corridor, Meltzer writes in an email. "I think we both also agree that the first hard [archaeological] evidence in the corridor when it finally opens is post-Clovis in age, and likely from people moving north and not south."
originally posted by: intrptr
If people have canoes they can navigate the coasts, staying in sight of land, landing again when they need to replenish their supplies. Living of the shore and tidal zones is sustainable , once they know how they can catch fish and crab anywhere. The coast from Alaska to Chile is a long one.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: SLAYER69
there is a reason that history how we are told is utter BS,I believe little what is in main stream,too much has been supressed
originally posted by: 727Sky
South America and maybe central America would be the place to look for older ruins in this part of the world.
originally posted by: 191stMIDET
I truly believe that this is the second age of man, that hundreds of thousands of years ago (maybe longer) mankind was technologically advanced and that the first world was destroyed in either a great cataclysm or by a war.