Studies suggest Native Americans have Chinese ancestry | Ricky
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Recent studies have shown that all Native Americans who lived in the Americas originated from China. This theory became popular after the remains of an ancient human found in a cave in China closely resembled the DNA of present-day Native Americans.
It is believed that humans first arrived in America 15,000 years ago, but the exact location of where they came from could not be determined due to a lack of evidence. Radiocarbon analysis of human remains found in China showed the person had close genetic ties to Asian ancestors of Native Americans.
Professor Bing Su, an archaeologist from the Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, analyzed the person found in the cave for years and determined that it was a woman. Su and her team extracted DNA samples from the ancient person and compared them to DNA samples from different groups around the world. The closest match they could find was the Native Americans.
There are various theories offered by historians on how Native Americans came to America. One of the oldest theories is the Bering land bridge theory which says that there was a bridge called Beringia in prehistoric times that connected the continents of Asia and North America. Some historians believe that humans arrived in North America by crossing this bridge on foot.
The alternative to Bering’s land bridge theory is the Navajo theory, which says that the ancestors of North America did not migrate from any other land and have always been in America since the dawn of time. . Many Native American tribes support this theory and reject the idea that their ancestors migrated from any other land.