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Beringia

The "Land Bridge"
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Shauna Sutherland

on 3 October 2012

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"Land Bridge" Beringia A Theory Archaeologists have developed numerous theories to explain the origins of the Aboriginal peoples. One of the most widely accepted is the Bering Land Bridge, or Beringia. The Ice Age According to many archaeologists, the first people arrived in North America about 30,000 to 35,000 years ago. At this time, it is believed that much of the earth was covered by ice. This time period is called the ICE AGE. Land Bridge So much of the water turned to ice that the ocean levels dropped. This created a land bridge between Asia and North America, in the area now called Alaska. This land is known as Beringia. Artifacts Archaeologists have discovered artifacts throughout North America that resemble artifacts found in Asia. They, therefore, believe that hunters from Asia followed herds of buffalo, mammoths, bison, caribou, and other animals across the Beringia land bridge to North America. How did the Ice Age make it
possible for the hunters to
migrate to America? Exit Card
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