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NOVA: America's Stone Age Explorers
NOVA America's Stone Age Explorers
Actor: Peter Thomas
Director: Vincent Liota
Genres: Documentary
UR     2005     1hr 0min

The storm of controversy surrounding the population of the Americas. Who were the first Americans and where did they come from? The conventional view is that they arrived here around 13,500 years ago, but startling new ar...  more »


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Actor: Peter Thomas
Director: Vincent Liota
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

When did the first Americans arrive?
J. S. Kaminski | Aberdeen, NJ United States | 03/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This interesting program offers alternatives to the accepted theory that the first Americans appeared in the new world roughly 13,000 years ago. The theory originated in the 1930s, based on discoveries made at Clovis, New Mexico. The spear points found there led many to believe that they belonged to the earliest explorers of the continent.

However, recent excavations in both North and South America have revealed that humans already inhabited the Americas, with some sites indicating the possibility that humans were in the Americas as long as 20,000 years ago or more. Various theories are given as to how this might have happened, including the remote possibility that people came west from Europe, instead of the usually accepted view that people came across a land bridge from Asia.

Four stars. More research needs to be done on the subject, but we may have to rewrite the history books when it's over!"