The great thing about science and the academy is that, unlike religion, it’s views can be updated as new evidence is discovered. This article supports what indigenous people have been saying, our ancestors have been here longer than the Bering Strait theory posits. Vine Deloria Jr continues too be redeemed.
For many decades, archaeologists have agreed on an explanation known as the Clovis model. The theory holds that about 13,500 years ago, bands of big-game hunters in Asia followed their prey across an exposed ribbon of land linking Siberia and Alaska and found themselves on a vast, unexplored continent. The route back was later blocked by rising sea levels that swamped the land bridge. Those pioneers were the first Americans.
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