Altai region of Siberia may be the genetic source of Native Americans

The tiny mountainous Altai region of southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans, according to anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania.  Altai was the hub of migrating human traffic between Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan 20-25,000 years ago.  They carried their Asian genetic lineages up into the far reaches of Siberia and eventually across the Beringian land bridge into the Americas.

January 2012

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Fossils offer new clues into Native American’s ‘journey’ and how they survived the last Ice Age

Researchers have discovered how Native Americans may have survived the last Ice Age after splitting from their Asian relatives 25,000 years ago. Read more