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Dogs came to the Americas 10,000 years ago

A mitochondrial DNA study carried out on the remains of 84 dogs collected from over a dozen ancient sites has revealed that dogs came to the New World only 10,000 years ago. In some samples, the team found significant genetic similarities with American wolves, indicating that some of the dogs interbred

DNA analysis tells story of how the Americas were populated

New genetic research has revealed how the Americas were populated through three separate migrations which began 15,000-18,000 years ago. About 15,000 to 18,000 years ago, the first migrant wave spilled from Asia down the Pacific coast and then pushed inland, eventually peopling the land from “the tip of South America all

Americans reached Europe 500 years before Columbus reached the New World

A genetic study of an Icelandic family has revealed that Vikings may have brought Native Americans to Europe 500 years before Columbus "discovered" the New World. Research indicates that a woman from the North American continent probably arrived in Iceland some time around 1000AD leaving behind genes that are

Migration to Americas from variety of places

Analysis of some of the oldest remains found in the Americans suggest that early migrants to the hemisphere came from a variety of locations. Anthropologists had long believed humans migrated to the Americas in a relatively short period from a limited area in northeast Asia across a temporary land corridor

The “Kelp Highway” Theory

Anthropologists are hypothesizing that a rich marine route, known as the "kelp highway" may have led humans to settle the Pacific coast of the Americas some 15,000 years ago. "I think as much as anything it was an exploratory urge," he said at an international conference on the history of marine mammals