Beringia Land Route and Pre-Clovis Sites

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Title

Beringia Land Route and Pre-Clovis Sites

Subject

Indigenous Origins

Description

This map shows the proposed Beringia land route as well as the locations of pre-Clovis archaeological sites in North America.

Clovis-age culture dates to approximately 13,000 years ago and is named for stone and bone projectile points—so-called Clovis points used on spears, darts, arrows, and knives—found near Clovis, New Mexico, in the mid-1930s. Scholars long believed that Clovis culture represented the earliest human habitation in America until sites such as Cactus Hill in Virginia were excavated and showed evidence of pre-Clovis culture.

Prior to the discovery of pre-Clovis sites, many scholars believed that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via the so-called Bering land bridge, also known as Beringia, approximately 13,500 years ago.

Creator

Unknown

Source

TransPacific Migrations

Date

September 2012

Rights

Courtesy of the TransPacific Project

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Original Format

Map

Files

MapPreClovisSites.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Beringia Land Route and Pre-Clovis Sites,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 27, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/178.

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