The popular theory of Native American origins is debunked by genetics and skeletal biology.
According to recent scientific findings, the ancestral Native American people did not originate in Japan, as many archaeologists assume.
A commonly held belief that Native Americans originated in Japan has been debunked by a recent scientific study that claims the genetics and skeleton biology “just do not match-up.”
The findings, which will be published in the peer-reviewed journal PaleoAmerica on October 12, 2021, are expected to have a significant impact on our understanding of Indigenous Americans’ arrival in the Western Hemisphere.
Many archaeologists now assume that Indigenous Americans, or ‘First Peoples,’ moved to the Americas from Japan around 15,000 years ago, based on parallels in stone artifacts.
They are assumed to have traveled along the Pacific Ocean’s northern rim, passing via the Bering Land Bridge on their way to the northwest coast of North America.
Within fewer than two thousand years, the First Peoples had spread across the interior of the continent and further south, reaching the southern point of South America.
The argument is based on similarities between stone tools manufactured by the ‘Jomon’ people (an early inhabitant of Japan who lived 15,000 years ago) and those discovered in some of the oldest known archaeological sites inhabited by ancient First Peoples.
However, a new study published today in PaleoAmerica, the flagship publication of Texas A&M University’s Center for the Study of the First Americans, shows otherwise.
The report investigated the biology and genetic coding of dental samples from several continents and looked directly at the Jomon people. It was carried out by one of the world’s finest experts in the study of human teeth and a team of Ice-Age human genetics experts.
Professor Richard Scott, a noted expert in the study of human teeth, who led a team of multidisciplinary academics, says, “We found that human biology just does not fit up with the archaeological theory.”
“We don’t deny that ancient Native Americans arrived via the Northwest Pacific coast; we just disagree with the assumption that they came via Japan’s Jomon people.”
“The Jomon, who lived 15,000 years ago in Japan, are an unusual source for Indigenous Americans.” There is no evidence of a link between Japan and America in skeletal biology or genetics. Siberia looks to be the most plausible source of the Native American population.” Scott, an anthropology professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, has traveled around the world for almost half a century,… Brinkwire News Summary.