Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: New genetic evidence supports the hypothesis that the first people in the Americas all came from northeast Asia by crossing a land bridge known as Beringia. When sea levels rose after the last ice age the land bridge disappeared.
Credit: Julie McMahon
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