How did people first reach the Americas?

Ice age humans crossing over the Bering Land Bridge likely experienced icy conditions similar to those seen here at Lake Baikal in Siberia. (Image credit: WanRu Chen via Getty Images)

Humans arrived in North America at least 15,500 years ago. How they got there, however, is one of the longest debates in archaeology.

For years, scientists assumed that humans first came to America by walking south from the now-flooded Bering Strait land bridge that once connected Russia and Alaska when sea levels were lower during this ice age. spent But recent evidence suggests that these people were not the first to set foot on the continent.

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