The ongoing debate on who the first Americans were and when they arrived have been either ignited once again or been settled totally. And this is possible with a new study, which says at least two distinct groups of early humans colonized the Americas, who are claimed to be different from both modern and ancient Native Americans. Anthropologists Walter Neves and Mark Hubbe have claimed these after studying 81 skulls of early humans from South America.
The 7,500- to 11,000-year-old remains suggest that the oldest settlers of the Americas came from different genetic stock than more recent Native Americans. The researchers say, the Modern Native Americans share traits with Mongoloid peoples of Mongolia, China, and Siberia, but they found dozens of skulls from Brazil similar to modern Australians, Melanesians, and Sub-Saharan Africans.