Colonization of the Americas c. 18,000-8,000 BC
This map shows the possible colonization route from Asia to the Americas. The sites located date approximately between 13,000-8,000.
- Maximum extent of ice sheets c. 16,000 BC
- Minimum extent of ice sheets c. 10,000 BC
- Sea levels at glacial maximum c. 16,000 BC
- Siberian site after 18,000 BC
- Possible colonization route
- Sites dated:
- c. 13-12,000 BC
- c. 12-10,000 BC
- c. 10-9,000 BC
- c. 9-8,000 BC
Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 2002. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien.
Chapter 1. The Ancient World: “From Hunting to Farming: The Americas 12,000-1000 BC,” page 24.
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