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LINK Successive cultures have lived and left their mark on Western New York.The first to have inhabited the region after the glacial retreat, was believed to be the Clovis people (10,000 B. C.), who hunted and foraged through the countryside.But dates as early as 12,500 years ago at a site in Chile have raised questions about this model, and many researchers have speculated that the first Americans set the pattern for later immigrants by arriving by boat, leaving few traces of their journey.Now on pages 18, two independent research teams report finding the first hard evidence, albeit indirect, for the maritime settlement theory, revealing an ancient maritime culture in South America about 11,000 years ago.
Although it is believed that the Indians originated in Asia, few if any of them came from India.
The several waves of migration are said to account for the many native linguistic families.
Some scholars accept evidence of Native American existence in the Americas back more than 25,000 years, while many others believe that people arrived later than that, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago.
It is believed that the first Native Americans arrived during the last ice-age, approximately 20,000 - 30,000 years ago through a land-bridge across the Bering Sound, from northeastern Siberia into Alaska or along the N Pacific coast in a series of migrations.
The oldest documented Indian cultures in North America are Sandia (15000 BC), Clovis (10000 BC) and Folsom (8000 BC) From Alaska they spread east and south.