Did humans conquer the Americas earlier than we thought? Bones and tools suggest we reached the tip of South America 14,000 years ago
The original Americans came from Siberia in a single wave no more than 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age.
They travelled across a land bridge connecting Asia to North America, arriving around 16,000 years ago, before making their way south.
Now a new study shows Homo sapiens reached the southern cone of the Americas 14,000 years ago - in a find which could put a date on the final step in our colonization of the continent.
EVIDENCE OF HUMANS The researchers found limb bones from extinct mammals at the site.
This could be evidence for human activities of depositing and... read more
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