Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cottevieille-Giraudet Theory, The

Proposal in 1928 by R. Cottevieille-Giraudet that at least some peoples later identified as Native Americans may have originated in Europe, rather than solely by a Bering Strait or other western point of entry. Specifically, he reaffirmed the earlier observations by Hamy, Quatrefages, G. Saint-Hilaire and Deniker that there are resemblances between members of the tribes of northeastern America and Upper Paleolithic Europeans such as Cro-Magnon. This hypothesis has recently been revived; see Solutrean-Clovis similarity hypothesis and haplotype X.

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