Oldest Artwork in the Americas Discovered in Brazil, Challenging Land Bridge Theory : Day Trips, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Travel Tips, Unforgettable Experiences | Brazil Things to Do


You probably learned the land bridge theory of American settlement in school: About 12,000 years ago, cooling temperatures and receding oceans left “Beringia,” a land bridge connecting modern Russia and Alaska, high and dry. Paleolithic hunters, in search of game on an increasingly glacial planet, followed elk and other prey across the bridge, and eventually spread throughout the hemisphere, becoming what we call indigenous Americans.

While some people probably did arrive from Asia in this way, Beringia almost certainly accounts for only a tiny fraction of ancient immigration to these rich Western continents. As Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl proved with his Kon Tiki expedition, crossing the Pacific in a tiny, Paleolithic-style raft, it was possible (and, perhaps, easier than hiking through the glacial Ice Age Siberian landscape) for folks from warmer climes to sail to the New World, just like Christopher Columbus did.

Oldest Artwork in the Americas Discovered in Brazil, Challenging Land Bridge Theory : Day Trips, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Travel Tips, Unforgettable Experiences | Brazil Things to Do.

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