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Oxford at Home: When people found the Americas

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The Americas were the last continents that humans discovered and moved into. The timing of their arrival, the number of different waves of people that dispersed across the New World, as well as the routes they took as they moved south are all big questions that have fired the imaginations of archaeologists, biologists, anthropologists, and historians for decades. The general paucity of remains has meant that each new find, from Kennewick Man to Anzick has spurred tremendous interest and new theories. Recent radiocarbon dating programs and ancient DNA approaches have begun to build a more complete picture of how not just people, but also their dogs arrived into the Americas, where they went, and what is the relationship between these people and modern Native American groups. Join Tom Higham and Greger Larson from the School of Archaeology to explore the latest research into the deep past of the Americas, and what it tells us about the modern world. To watch all past talks in the Oxford at Home series, go to https://bit.ly/OxfordAtHome
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