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REVIEW What species of humans colonized Australia, Siberia, and the Americas? anatomically modern Homo sapiens
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What are the two major issues about the colonization of Australia? WHEN people first arrived HOW MANY WAVES OF MIGRATION were there? Not to mention: The fact that they needed boats good enough to cross about 50 miles of ocean to get there!
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WHEN did people first arrive in Australia? Many accept by 60,000 years ago Why do we ask about how many waves of migration (boat passages)? The two earliest skeletons, Mungo Man and Woman, are more gracile than modern-day Australian aborigines
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What are the major controversies about the colonization of the Americas? 1) WHEN did people first arrive? 2) WHERE did they come from (Siberia or Europe)? 3) WHAT ROUTE(s) did they take? 4) HOW MANY WAVES OF MIGRATION?
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What are the three possible routes that colonizers took to reach us from the Old World? 1) On foot across the Bering Land Bridge (Beringia) from Siberia to Alaska, then by foot through an ice-free corridor that opened up between glaciers (no one can survive walking over a glacier for so far) Problem: WHEN was the ice-free corridor open, and could it have supported plants, and therefore animals and humans?
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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