Bering Land Bridge: Beringia. Where is it?. It was located where the Bering Strait is today, between Russia and North America. The Bering Strait is the water way that separates Russia from North America.
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At first, Scientists found proof that the first Americans were the Clovis people—
named for an archeological site located near Clovis, New Mexico and that they walked across the Bering Land Bridge and spread into what is now the United States
about 13,500 years ago.
In recent years, however, researchers have unearthed many sites that appear
to be pre-Clovis, some of them potentially doubling the time frame people have
been in the Western Hemisphere.
Look at interactive site http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/stoneage/clovis.html
What evidence do researchers have of pre-Clovis settlements?
Those that settled in North America were deft hunters capable of bringing down
massive animals while tolerating harsh environmental conditions,
There is no evidence that
early Americans hunted
the short face bear and
saber tooth cat. They did
dire wolf and peccary sites that appear
The giant ground sloth is just one
of numerous large mammals that
vanished forever as the Ice Age
wound down in North America.
Stone Age Toolkit sites that appear
Draw (as best you can each tool)
Guess what each tool was used