Dating europeans america

02 Aug

The shallow Bering Strait became a wide plain stretching between Siberia and Alaska and it was called Beringia.

The Alaskan corridor from Old to New World has often been called a land 'bridge', but this is something of a misnomer, for the area left high and dry measured more than 1300 kilometres at its widest and offered opportunity in a cold tundra-steppe environment for generations of animals and humans to cross it.

As indicated above, these early men and women had fled the hazards of the Ice Age and crossed the Bering Land Bridge onto the uninhabited continent we now know as North America.

These people of Asiatic origin called the continent their own and developed a number of highly evolved native American societies.

The First Nation's people of Canada dislike this name and the only connection they have with it now relates to the Federal government's Indian Act.

Interestingly, when we were in New York attending a genealogical conference, we met and spoke with some American Indians. Those I spoke with were surprised by the question and said they had no problem with it.