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The Baja Connection

The Baja Connection
trefwoorden: VS - California - Baja - bewoning - vroeg-holoceen
Did the first Americans make the crossing from Asia by boat? If so, they may have stopped here.
It isn't an easy drive from Alberta to Baja California, but Ruth Gruhn and Alan Bryan, archaeologists from the University of Alberta (and husband and wife), have been making the journey since 1991. The barren desert peninsula is the spot they chose to test the theory that the earliest settlers of the Americas traveled by boat, not on foot. Their excavations at two rockshelters have yielded tantalizing results. They have found evidence of human occupation at the early Holocene--about 9000 RCYBP (10,500 calendar years ago)--and they have hopes of pushing dates back even further.

Lees verder bij: Center First Americans ( november 2003)