Encyclopedia Article


The earliest settlers of the Americas. Entering the American continents via the Bering land bridge, an exposed shelf of land between Russia and Alaska, Paleo-indians migrated south through the Americas, following the movement of large mammals whose migrations were influenced by the slow ebb and flow of glaciers across the Northern Hemisphere.

Photo Credit: 

"Barrier Canyon Style (BCS) rock art, Great Gallery, Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, May 14, 2005" by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA.