The Peopling of the Americas
For many decades, the accepted belief was that Paleoindians – the first people to enter the Americas – arrived about 12,000 years ago by crossing a land bridge which once connected present-day Russia and Alaska. More recently, new scientific and archaeological evidence suggests that migrations into the western hemisphere occurred closer to 16,000 years ago and were considerably more complex than a single migration from Asia. Join Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology, for a discussion about these new findings and what they tell us about the arrival of Paleoindians in the Americas.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.