Thursday, October 7, 2010
History Channel indicates first Native Americans were European
I hope everyone saw the History Channel last night. Scientists have recently discovered that "prior" to Asians crossing the Bering Strait about 10,000 B.C. to 15,000 B.C. (bringing us today what DNA testing companies consider "Native American") about 20,000 B.C. to 25,000 B.C. there was a migration out of Southwestern Europe of peoples of European origin who made their way along the Ice Sheets in boats in the Atlantic Ocean who settled in the Eastern United States. The oldest spearpoints ever found in North American have SW European origins not Asian origins - therefore, once again - if your family was from the eastern U.S. or eastern Canada and there is a tradition of "Native American" ancestry - it's very possible it is true - however, because DNA testing only regards mtDNA from Asia as Native American and not mtDNA from Europe (ie: haplogroup H) as possibly Native American - the person being tested will never be able to prove their families story or their suspicion.