Who were the first people in America?
For anyone not in the Eastern time zone, there is an excellent program on Nova tonight (8 to 9 p.m. on PBS) on the changing theories concerning the first humans to enter America. The program puts together in a beautiful clear way the discoveries in several fields that have toppled the long-standing conventional belief that the first humans came to America by crossing the Bering Strait and then entering the continent through an opening in the ice shelf around 13,500 years ago. Some striking evidence points to the possibility that people from Europe entered America about 18,000 years ago, and other evidence points to a Siberian origin. There are no definite answers at this point, but the field of study has become much wider than it used to be.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 17, 2005 09:28 PM | Send