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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Edmonton, AB] : Clearwater Documentary, Inc., 2011 ;

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General Note:
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series The Nature of things on January 13, 2011.
Produced by Clearwater Documentary Inc. in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- New secrets to unearth -- Were humans already here -- Bering Strait.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed and written by Niobe Thompson and Tom Radford ; produced by Niobe Thompson ; director of photography, Daron Donahue ; editor, Adam Kidd.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, David Suzuki ; host/narrator, Niobe Thompson.
Summary, etc.:
"For decades, scientists believed that humans were forced to wait until the end of the last Ice Age before they could enter the Americas. In recent years however, tantalizing evidence of an earlier human migration has begun to emerge. In this documentary, Canadian anthropologist and adventurer Niobe Thompson takes us inside the incredible scientific discoveries that are finally unraveling these mysteries."--CBC Learning website. Thompson visits the site in Brazil where the assumed pre-Clovis remains of Luzia were found, but a tooth that is tested contains no carbon content. He also visits Lake Baikal in Siberia, where Andrzej Weber of the University of Alberta has found many human skeletons of the hunting/gathering lifestyle. Though no Ice Age human remains have been found in Beringia (the Bering Land Bridge), Thompson speculates that the ancestors of the people of the New World must have crossed this land. Also visits Paisley, Oregon, where archaeologist Dennis Jenkins finds pre-Clovis human coprolites. Examines the theory that the earliest humans came to North America by boat, at the height of the Ice Age.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Restrictions: Camosun employees and students only.
Language Note:
Closed captioned.
Subject: Paleo-Indians > Migrations.
Human beings > Migrations.
Prehistoric peoples > America.
Luzia (Prehistoric hominid)
Fossil hominids.
Human remains (Archaeology) > America.
Human remains (Archaeology) > Russia (Federation) > Baikal, Lake, Region.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Russia (Federation) > Baikal, Lake, Region.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Oregon > Paisley.
Glacial epoch > Bering Land Bridge.
Anthropology, Prehistoric.
DNA, Fossil.
Radiocarbon dating.
Bering Land Bridge.
Bering Strait > Discovery and exploration.

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