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Migration mystery: Who were the first Americans? We thought we knew who first set foot in the Americas, but new evidence means the question of our last great migration is wide open again.

Migration mystery: Who were the first Americans?

We thought we knew who first set foot in the Americas, but new evidence means the question of our last great migration is wide open again

Early humans may have lived on the North American continent 130,000 years ago, more than 100,000 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.

Humans May Have Occupied North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

Early humans may have lived on the North American continent 130,000 years ago, more than 100,000 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.

The oldest known map of the New World, by Juan de la Cosa, who sailed with Columbus. Drawn in or around the year 1500, this early style of map is known as a 'mappa mundi' or 'world map'.

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories - Wikipedia Several Olmec colossal heads have features that some diffusionists link to African contact.

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories - Wikipedia Several Olmec colossal heads have features that some diffusionists link to African contact.

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories - Wikipedia A jade Olmec mask. Gordon Ekholm, who was an eminent archaeologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History, suggested that the Olmec art style might have originated in Bronze Age China

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories - Wikipedia A jade Olmec mask. Gordon Ekholm, who was an eminent archaeologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History, suggested that the Olmec art style might have originated in Bronze Age China

First humans arrived in North America 10,000 years earlier than believed

First humans arrived in North America 10,000 years earlier than believed

The Clovis People, a group of mastodon hunters distinguished by their unique…

First American Settlers Not Who We Thought

The Clovis People, a group of mastodon hunters distinguished by their unique spear points, likely populated North America after others had already arrived, finds a new study.

The ancestors of Native Americans may have been landlocked in a region around…

Humans May Have Been Stuck on Bering Strait for 10,000 Years

The ancestors of Native Americans may have been landlocked in a region around the Bering Strait for 10,000 years before populating the Americas, a new paper argues.

The Legend of Prince Madoc & Mobile Bay Alabama  Madoc, also spelled Madog, ab Owain Gwynedd was, according to folklore, a Welsh prince who sailed to America in 1170, over three hundred years before Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492

The Legend of Prince Madoc & Mobile Bay Alabama

Prince Madoc of Wales and his Discovery of America by Landing on the Shores of Mobile Bay

Mandan Bull Boats and Lodges: George Catlin  Prince Madag :"Unfortunately the tribe was virtually wiped out by a smallpox epidemic introduced by traders in 1837. But the belief in their Welsh heritage persisted well into the 20th century, when and a plaque was placed alongside Mobile Bay in 1953 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. "In memory of Prince Madog,  "the inscription reads, "a Welsh explorer who landed on the shores of Mobile Bay in 1170 and left behind, with the Indians…

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The discovery of the Americas by Prince Madog who landed in Alabama in 1170.

First Americans May Have Been European

First Americans May Have Been European

Seal hunters may have washed up on the shores of North America's east coast 13,500 years ago.

European style stone tools suggest Stone Age people actually discovered America

European style stone tools suggest Stone Age people actually discovered America

(PhysOrg.com) -- Archeologists and historians have long known that it wasn’t really Christopher Columbus who discovered America. Native Americans had been living all over North, Central and South America long before he arrived. And Native Americans came from Asia across the frozen-over Bering Sea in the west. But now, it appears Europeans might have been first to arrive on the scene after all. Stone tools found recently in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the eastern United States, all…

Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' to America, Researcher Says

Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' to America, Researcher Says

The rich ecosystem may have provided a logical path for humans to migrate from Asia thousands of years ago.

Fisherman Pulls Up Beastly Evidence of Early Americans

Fisherman Pulls Up Beastly Evidence of Early Americans

A mastodon skull and an ancient knife found in the Chesapeake Bay suggests that the Americas may have been colonized earlier than previously thought.