The debate over people’s pathway into the Americas heats up

An inland route was likely, though a coastal route was possible, researchers claim

Alaskan site excavation

 ROUTE DISPUTE  Ancient northeastern Asians could have reached the Americas via inland and coastal paths, although more evidence points to treks through an ice-free inland corridor, a new review concludes. Here, archaeologists excavate an Alaskan site occupied by people as early as 9,500 years ago.

B.A. Potter

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