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Curator’s Choice: The Peopling of the Americas

October 15 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

For many decades, the accepted belief was that Paleoindians  – the first people to enter the Americas – arrived about 12,000 years ago by crossing a land bridge which once connected present-day Russia and Alaska.   More recently, new scientific and archaeological evidence suggests that migrations into the western hemisphere occurred closer to 16,000 years ago and were considerably more complex than a single migration from Asia.   Join Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology, for a discussion about these new findings and what they tell us about the arrival of Paleoindians in the Americas.

This program will be presented live and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration free, but required.  To register to virtually attend the program click here.

Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations. This program will be presented live in the Museum and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, this program is included with general admission.

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

Want to watch past programs? Visit PHMC’s YouTube channel to watch all of recorded sessions.


October 15
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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