New Discovery Complicates America's Migrant History

Friday, July 13, 2012

A recent report published in the science journal "Nature" adds further complexities to the perception of America's migrant history.

A history once dominated by the image of a single wave of migrants traveling from Asia, to Alaska, and eventually to North America, has been questioned by a recent report, which uses the largest survey of Native American DNA to conclude that Native Americans traveled to the New World in at least three waves.

David Reich, professor of genetics at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, and co-author of the report that appeared in "Nature," discusses this revelation and how it can change the understanding of the migrant history of the New World.

Guests:

David Reich

Produced by:

Paul R. Smith

Comments [3]

N.A.A. from OK. Area office

D.N.A. Has been proven to be better then history of ones life many can not link themself because many hide fact of being native in past. Visit www.nativeamericanassociation.org

Jul. 16 2012 12:02 PM
N.A.A. from OK. Area office

D.N.A. Has been proven to be better then history of ones life many can not link themself because many hide fact of being native in past. Visit www.nativeamericanassociation.org

Jul. 16 2012 11:56 AM
James E. Morgan from Florida

I've long felt that we 'technologically astute' people have been particularly obtuse in apraising the intelligence and abilities of our forebears.

Jul. 13 2012 11:30 AM

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