1. First Migrations

Episode 1 April 14, 2017 00:16:02
1. First Migrations
The Latin American History Podcast
1. First Migrations
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Show Notes

People have lived on the American continent for thousands of years, but we have relatively little idea how they got there. While most people agree that they crossed over the Bering Straits and into Alaska, our knowledge of how they came to populate the continent from there is extremely hazy. In this - the first episode of the Latin American History Podcast - we will discuss some of the theories that attempt to explain who moved where and when, as well as examining some of the alternatives to the Bering Straits idea.

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