Comparisons between two extraordinary sets of ancient American remains have added rich detail to the spread of ancient human populations through the New World more than 13,000 years ago. And it shows a surprising and far-reaching connection between native North, South, and Central Americans.
What started as a simple story of migration is quickly turning into an intricate web of movement and cross-pollination, revealing connections that stretch not just deep into South America, but perhaps around the world.
None of these movements replaced existing populations, but rather show a melting pot of migrations that ebbed and flowed.
Interesting stuff. Information growing from DNA studies proceeds in so many directions as different database projects grow and interchange information. Studies on the formation and intermingling of so many ethnicities are fascinating – confirming or denying myth, legend and early science.
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Ancient Ruins Older Than The Pyramids Discovered In Canada : researchers were able to determine that the settlement dates back 14,000 years ago, making it significantly older than the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, which were built about 4,700 years ago. Researchers believe that this settlement indicates a mass human migration down the coast of British Columbia. https://allthatsinteresting.com/ancient-canadian-settlement-older-pyramids-discovered
Fossil footprints show humans in North America more than 21,000 years ago
The footprints are the earliest firm evidence for humans in the Americas and show people must have arrived here before the last Ice Age. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/fossil-footprints-show-humans-north-america-21000-years-ago-rcna2169
New research into the ancient footprints at White Sands National Park establishes they are the earliest-known evidence of humans in North America. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abg7586
The oldest claimed human archaeological site in the Americas is the Pedra Furada hearths in Brazil, controversially dated to 19,000 to 30,000 years before the earliest Clovis sites. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedra_Furada
Just about all we’ve been talking about, today, at Lot 4. Haven’t been down that neck of the prairie since I retired. Good excuse for a trip when Helen’s truck (ever) arrives.
7AM MDT, tomorrow morning, 24th