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Thursday, December 1st, 2005, 08:04 AM
From the AFA's newsletter today:


The Discovery Channel produced a show two weeks ago that will
ultimately change the way we look at the peopling of the Americas.
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institute have now proven that the first
Americans were Europeans who traveled across a huge ice sheet that
existed between Western Europe and North America 17,000 years ago.
The show credits them with the Clovis culture. These same Europeans
- which may well have included the controversial Kennewick Man -
lived in America for 6,000 before the arrival of the ancestors of the
modern American Indians.

You can order a DVD of this show, titled "Ice Age Columbus: Who Were
the First Americans?" by sending $21.95 to Discovery Channel Catalog,
P.O. Box 788, Florence, Kentucky 41022, and asking for item number

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Monday, December 5th, 2005, 07:20 AM
Scientists find evidence of ancient forest in Nantucket Sound

Scientists who have found evidence of an ancient forest buried under six feet of mud in Nantucket Sound say the discovery could help answer questions about early people in North America.


Archaeologists have long believed that the first humans came to North America about 12,000 years ago by way of a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska.

But some scientists believe people may have migrated on a coastal route to get from Russia to the Pacific Coast or from Europe to North America.

Complete story here:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/04/scientists_find_evidence_of_ancient_fore st_in_nantucket_sound/