Archaeologist Comments In Nature Magazine – Sandweiss

Nature Magazine included comments from UMaine archaeologist Daniel Sandweiss in an article detailing the remains of ancient hunts on islands off the coast of California more than 10,000 years ago. Some researchers believe these finds are an indication the first Americans 05 have migrated south along the coast rather than through inland Canada, but an ancient settlement would need to be found and DNA analysis performed on human bones found at such a settlement would be key to solidifying the theory. Sandweiss said the likelihood of finding such a settlement now is low because the rise in sea level has erased much of the evidence of occupation along this route.