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dc.creatorManley, Danielle E
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-23T15:36:45Z
dc.date.available2018-05-23T15:36:45Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/166526
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this research is to explore the possibility that Australasians contributed to modern indigenous South American populations during and after the time when the major peopling events of the Americas are thought to have occurred. This paper proposes a deep evolutionary connection between Oceanic and South American peoples, and challenges the idea that the Bering Land Bridge or passage along the coast of the Bering Strait was the only way that humans reached the Americas in the Late Pleistocene. Additionally, evidence from Australasia is presented to prove that long-distance sea migrations were feasible at the time of the peopling of the Americas, as they had been successfully completed nearly 40,000 years earlier in the peopling of Sahul, or modern day Australia and Papua New Guinea. After a thorough review of published work in the fields of archaeology, craniometrics, genetics, linguistics, and ecology, it is evident that there is not sufficient evidence to support the Beringia model as the sole source of the peopling of the Americas and of the development of the many and divers indigenous cultures found therein.en
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dc.subjectBeringiaen
dc.subjectOceaniaen
dc.subjectPolynesiaen
dc.subjectSouth Americaen
dc.subjectarchaeologyen
dc.subjectmorphologyen
dc.subjectlinguisticsen
dc.subjectgeneticsen
dc.subjectecologyen
dc.titleExploring an Oceanic Influence on the Peopling of South Americaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUndergraduate Research Scholars Programen
thesis.degree.nameBAen
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduateen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAthreya, Sheela
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