Depending on whether you are an anthropologist, archaeologist, historian or zoologist, we might get a myriad of answers. So, let’s state the question clearer : who were the first humans to come to the Americas?
Again this will be subjective.
For if we go back long enough to the last ice age, a land bridge (of ice?) was apparently connecting Alaska with Asia via Siberia. Folks are said to have made it across to seed the continents (if you separate north and south America) with peoples as diverse as one can imagine. Alternately, folks could have journeyed the Pacific ocean and landed in the Americas too…
So how do folks who’s forebears supposedly hail from the Asian continent become so vastly different? The power of the environment to alter genes, albeit over long periods of time. Yep, we are stepping onto a minefield here. With today’s advance gene research, we’ve come to a cross road where we can either take the path of trying to be gods or leave nature alone to do its miraculous work. Oops, sorry we digressed.
Today it is not about this topic but about adaptation. How humans ingeniously fashion, accommodate and mould the environment around them to eke out a living. It is all rather fascinating. That how humans braved the oceans (of water and ice) to seek out new lands. Why did we do that? Join us (read here) as we did some surface scratching on the history of native Americans.
What do you know about the history of Pre Columbian America?