First New World inhabitants had strong ties with Europe, study suggests – Jomon and Ainu from Japan show morphological similarities with European populations

Here we present extended parts of the very interesting paper titled “Old World sources of the first New World human inhabitants: a comparative craniofacial view“, by
C. Loring Brace et al. Continue reading “First New World inhabitants had strong ties with Europe, study suggests – Jomon and Ainu from Japan show morphological similarities with European populations”

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Artifacts older-than-Clovis at the Gault site, Texas, USA

For decades, researchers believed the Western Hemisphere was settled by humans roughly 13,500 years ago, a theory based largely upon the widespread distribution of Clovis artifacts dated to that time. Clovis artifacts are distinctive prehistoric stone tools so named because they were initially found near Clovis, New Mexico, in the 1920s but have since been identified throughout North and South America. Continue reading “Artifacts older-than-Clovis at the Gault site, Texas, USA”

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