New Discovery Questions Land Bridge Theory

Lorie Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
An archeological find in Texas will help rewrite the history of when and how the first Americans arrived in Alaska. The site includes thousands of artifacts that date back more than 15,000 years. That means the popular theory that Clovis humans crossed the Bering Land Bridge into Alaska 13 thousand years ago is dead.

Dr. Mike Waters, at Texas A&M University, discovered the site in Texas, north of Austin. He and colleagues uncovered about 16,000 artifacts, and he says the sheer volume of the find makes it very unique.

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