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CONTENTS of 1,000,000 BC- 8,001 BC: The peopling of the prehistoric Americas and the extinctions of the American megafauna

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11,000 BC- 9,000 BC: Native Americans are definitely plying the seas by now, if not before

Sea-going peoples are apparently living in the vicinity of Peru now. Rising global sea levels between 11,000 and 3,000 BC will submerge the coasts where much of this activity is taking place however, so related research in millennia to follow will often be forced to take place under water.

-- "Evidence For Earliest Maritime-Based Societies In The Americas Reported" In Science Magazine, 17 SEPTEMBER 1998, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Much evidence of prehistoric peoples and their migrations into the Americas were submerged by rising sea levels after the last Ice Age. The western coastlines of northern North America from that time (in 2000 AD submerged deep undersea) began thawing from the Ice Age around 12,000 BC, and may have been pretty hospitable to both settlers and travelers, beginning around 10,000 BC.

-- Drowned land holds clue to first Americans ["http://www.sciencenews.org/20000205/fob2.asp"] By R. Monastersky, From Science News Online, Vol. 157, No. 6, February 5, 2000, p. 85, http://www.sciencenews.org/

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