A recent study has discovered new evidence that could help explain the mystery of how Native Americans came to be in America thousands of years ago.
The migrations took place during the last ice age and during the melt period that followed that, so a very long time ago.
The team behind the study tracked a rare Native American founder lineage through continents and through time, studying the mitochondrial DNA passed down through the female line.
Studying 100,000 samples from the present day, as well as 15,000 samples from ancient times, the team successfully identified 216 contemporary and 39 ancient individuals that had that shared lineage.
You can read much more in an article by Tom Wood published in the unilad.com web site at: https://www.unilad.com/news/science-native-americans-dna-ancestry-mystery-105219-20230731.