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New Evidence From Earliest Known Human Settlement in the Americas
May 8, 2008
New evidence from the Monte Verde archaeological site in southern Chile confirms its status as the earliest known human settlement in the Americas, and provides additional support for the theory that one early migration route followed the Pacific Coast more than 14,000 years ago.
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