See where archaeologists are finding solid evidence of villages occupied by early coastal peoples
The belief that the ancestors of all Native Americans crossed the Bering Land Bridge has now been debunked. When the land bridge existed, an ice cap up to two miles thick blocked passage into the rest of North America. The earliest inhabitants of Amazonia and the southern tip of South America were Australoids, related to the indigenous people of Australia. So far, the oldest DNA samples obtained in Florida have all been a Eurasian people similar to the Sami of Lapland. Mexico’s oldest DNA samples were Proto-Polynesians from Southeast Asia. My family’s Uchee-Creek heritage includes significant Polynesian DNA markers, similar to those of the Maori.