Paisley Caves yield 13,000-year old Western Stemmed points, more human DNA

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    Jul 12, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Paisley Caves yield 13,000-year old Western Stemmed points, more human DNA

    "The origin of humans in the Americas has long suggested early migration out of Siberia and eastern Asia, very possibly across a temporary land bridge between Russia and Alaska. In more recent years, Jenkins' UO colleague Jon Erlandson has been building evidence -- a lot of it emerging from the Channel Islands off California -- of a Late Pleistocene sea-going people following a "kelp highway" from Japan to Kamchatka, along the south coast of Beringia and Alaska, then southward down the Northwest Coast to California. Kelp forests are rich in seals, sea otters, fish, seabirds, and shellfish such as abalones and sea urchins."

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    Jul 12, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Indeed archaeologists and other anthropologists are continuing to learn that settlement of the Americas might have been earlier than previously believed. Or rather, early peoples had numerous means of migrating to the Americas besides crossing the Bering Strait land bridge.