chapter  10
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Doing Business With North Americans: (United States and Canada)

College students in Kennewick, Washington, unearthed a skull that was eventually carbon-dated at 9200 years old. The full PaleoAmerican skeleton, assembled by a forensic anthropologist, provided evidence that the New World’s earliest arrivals may not have been direct ancestors of modern day “American Indians.” The first North American inhabitants of this continent may have migrated here thousands of years earlier, possibly from southern Asia or even northern Europe. Smithsonian Institution researchers studying other New World human skulls found potential resemblance to archaic Norse populations, as well as the mysterious Ainu aborigine from the Japanese islands. Perhaps these early peoples originated from multiple migrations.2