Ancient DNA suggests people settled South America in at least 3 waves

A new report finds people spread through the Americas in multiple independent, relatively quick migrations. The discovery contrasts the notion that the peopling of the continents took the form of a slow expansion from the northern regions of modern day Alaska into South America as populations grew. “The findings imply that the first peoples were highly skilled at moving rapidly across an utterly unfamiliar and empty landscape,” David Meltzer, an anthropologist at Southern Methodist Univer

Ancient DNA suggests people settled South America in at least 3 waves

Genetic studies of ancient remains are filling in the picture of who the earliest Americans were and how they spread through the Americas long ago.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from ScienceNews

Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail

Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from The Scientist

South America Was Settled More Than Once, New Study Says

When the Americas were first settled, sometime in the past 25,000 years, it happened from the top down. Eurasians made their way across the Beringian land bridge (or followed the coastline, ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Discover Magazine

Ancient DNA tracks migrations around Americas

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Science Now

Ancient DNA analysis yields unexpected insights about peoples of Central, South America

An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA data from those regions.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Phys.org

History of early settlement and survival in Andean highlands revealed by ancient genomes

A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a complex picture of human adaptation from early settlement, ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Ancient DNA reveals two previously unknown migrations into South America

We're beginning to understand who were the first Americans in greater detail.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from ZME Science

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