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Large genome-scale study finds Native American ancestors arrived in single migration wave

A new large genome-scale study reveals that the ancestors of all present-day Native Americans arrived in the Americas as part of a single migration wave, no earlier than 23,000 ago.

The finding addresses the ongoing debate over when and how many times the ancestors of present-day Native Americans entered the New World from Siberia. Archaeological evidence logs modern humans in the Americas 15,000 years ago. Continue reading

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