The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.
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What happened? This study made a big splash in July 2015 then promptly dropped into a black hole...
An anomalous genetic population in South America closely matching Australasians does not match this predominant paradigm: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 123655.htm
From Altai article: "Among the people who may have emerged from the Altai region are the predecessors of the first Native Americans. Roughly 20-25,000 years ago, these prehistoric humans carried their Asian genetic lineages up into the far reaches of Siberia and eventually across the then-exposed Bering land mass into the Americas."
Since the Australasians didn't pass through the Beringea corridor they apparently arrived by boat in South America (BTW on currents that run east at that latitude). Can't have that, Spice!
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