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        New Evidence for Human Migrations | First Peoples

        With the rise of new techniques in DNA analysis and the discovery of new fossil remains, the early history of human migrations is being rewritten. See the scientists rewriting history talk about their discoveries in these clips from the documentary First Peoples. Enourage students to investivage the value of scientific evidence for historians and to rewrite the first chapter of their world history textbooks with the teaching activity in Support Materials below.

        Evidence for Neanderthal Ingenuity | First Peoples: Europe

        Examine a tool that Neanderthals used in Europe 50,000 years ago. When Shannon McPherron of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology discovered this tool, made out of bone and containing small grooves.

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        The Oldest Newest Europeans | First Peoples: Europe

        Peer into Mandrin cave in southern France, where archaeologists recently uncovered evidence of arrowheads made by Homo sapiens within a layer of earth sandwiched between other layers of artifacts made by Neanderthals.

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        How the First Americans Arrived | First Peoples: Americas

        For many years, scientists and archaeologists thought that the first Homo sapiens arrived in the Americas roughly 13,000 years ago, through an “ice-free corridor” within a large ice sheet largely blocking the route from Asia into the Americas.

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        The First Americans | First Peoples: Americas

        For many years, scientists and archaeologists thought that the first Homo sapiens arrived in the Americas roughly 13,000 years ago. Then, in 2008 a team of archaeologists discovered the remains of a group of prehistoric humans in a cave on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

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        Evidence for Early Migration | First Peoples: Americas

        Discover how animal dung and a bone projectile point is evidence to overturn previous theories about when ancient peoples first migrated from into the Americas.

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