Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Rivet’s Hypothesis

Proposal in the 1940s that Native Americans evolved from four racial types, and that several migrations occurred both across the Bering strait and across the Pacific Ocean by way of outrigger canoes, utilizing knowledge of ocean currents and trade winds. This hypothesis continues to find supporters among researchers interested in the question of early man in the New World.

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