BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Footprints of 'first Americans': "Human settlers made it to the Americas 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence.A team of scientists came to this controversial conclusion by dating human footprints preserved by volcanic ash in an abandoned quarry in Mexico. They say the first Americans may have arrived by sea, rather than by foot."Where did these ancient people come from? DNA studies of present-day native populations support a more recent arrival from north-east Asia, which agrees with the land bridge from Asia to Alaska theory. Just another mystery of the universe. The more we learn, the more we do not know.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
History is once again being rocked upon its "firm" foundations. Apparently the first Americans did not arrive here on foot from Siberia only 11,000 years ago. New footprints of the ancients have been discovered in volcanic ash.
Posted by Edna Barney at 11:23 AM