Mass Corridor Between Asia And The Americas Essay

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There is a consistent debate on whether humans came to the New World through the coastal route or the continental route. For both sides there is an abundant amount of compelling evidence for one to come up with their own conclusion. There are a variety of arguments for where the migration came from like: Asia, Europe, or Beringia. The Asia argument asserts the first migrants came from Siberia, the Solutrean hypothesis argues that people came from Europe (Oppenheimer et al,. 2014). In Beringia there was ice-free corridor between Asia and the Americas, that allowed people to migrate (Goebel et al., 2008). The continental route argues that the first migrants spread rapidly during the last ice age from Beringia to Tierra del Fuego passing through an ice-free corridor, in western Canada (Goebel et al., 2008). The coastal route presented more favorable environment conditions with less technical innovation (Mandryk et al., 2001). During the Last Glacial ice period, 3 mya, America and Asia were connected through a land bridge called Beringia. In the bridge fossils were found, supporting the idea that humans came through a continental route to the Americas (Marangoni et al., 2014). The fossil evidence found was micro blades, they were found in multiple places that document the migration of humans from Siberia to Bering (Goebel et al., 2008). These blades are clovis, they served to help facilitate hunting animals for the Clovis people and was crucial to their survival (Goebel et…

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