Ancient DNA analysis unlocks secrets of Ice Age tribes in the Americas Research

Scientists have sequenced 15 ancient genomes spanning from Alaska to Patagonia and were able to track the movements of the first humans as they spread across the Americas at “astonishing” speed during the last Ice Age, and also how they interacted with each other in the following millennia. Continue reading “Ancient DNA analysis unlocks secrets of Ice Age tribes in the Americas Research”

Ancient DNA evidence reveals two unknown migrations from North to South America

An international research team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about 10,000 years in Belize, Brazil, the Central Andes, and southern South America has concluded that the majority of Central and South American ancestry arrived from at least three different streams of people entering from North America, all arising from one ancestral lineage of migrants who crossed the Bering Strait some time before 15,000 years ago. Continue reading “Ancient DNA evidence reveals two unknown migrations from North to South America”

Clovis site: Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana — the only known Clovis burial site — the skeletal remains of a young child and the antler and stone artifacts found there were buried at the same time, raising new questions about the early inhabitants of North America, says a Texas A&M University professor involved in the research. Continue reading “Clovis site: Montana burial site answers questions about early humans”

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