America discovered by Stone Age hunters from Europe?
published on 28 February 2012
New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World. Solutrean tools, Upper Palaeolithic... [continue reading]
Posted by on February 28, 2012, 09:00.
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