Wednesday, May 25, 2005

This can't be right.

North America Settled by Just 70 People, Study Concludes

A new study of DNA suggests North America was originally settled by just a few dozen people who crossed a land bridge from Asia during the last Ice Age.

About 14,000 years ago, humans crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia to North America, most experts agree. But just how many intrepid explorers were involved has not been known.

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First off, everyone knows that the Pilgrims settled North America. And second, since the world is only 6000 years old, nobody could've crossed some imaginary land bridge 8,000 years prior.

And now I'm off to adopt an embryo.