This composite image compares Geronimo (middle) with a woman from the Chinese province of Tibet (left) and a man of Sami ethnicity, an indigenous Finno-Ugric people. Geronimo fought against Mexico and Arizona to protect Apache tribal lands in the late 19th century, but where should Native Indians trace their ancestry to? Photo: SCMP Pictures, Wikipedia

Were Europe and North America connected? Chinese team’s ‘land bridge’ theory challenges view of Native American ancestry

The land bridge theory suggests that Native Americans are genetically closer to Western Europeans than Asians

Topic |   China science

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This composite image compares Geronimo (middle) with a woman from the Chinese province of Tibet (left) and a man of Sami ethnicity, an indigenous Finno-Ugric people. Geronimo fought against Mexico and Arizona to protect Apache tribal lands in the late 19th century, but where should Native Indians trace their ancestry to? Photo: SCMP Pictures, Wikipedia
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