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Who Were the First Americans?
Evidence suggests that the first to settle in the New World may have been basket weavers and fishermen.

In Search of the Earliest Americans
An archeologist finds 15,000-year-old evidence of early Native Americans in southern Virginia.

Whose Past is it Anyway?
Read more about the conflict over Kennewick Man, discussed by forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley in The Bone Reader.

Rambling Road to Humanity
A series of discoveries have helped scientists fill out the Homo sapien family tree.

Cannibals in Colorado
Strong forensic evidence reveals that an ancient Anasazi tribe engaged in cannibalism in the American southwest in 1050 AD.

Ancient Alignments
Learn about other incredible archeological discoveries in Egypt, like the world's oldest astronomical observatory.

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What Happened at Jamestown?  
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  City of Gold  
 
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