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History 605: S1, Ep 19, 'Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas'

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This podcast is produced by the South Dakota State Historical Society.

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Where did the first Americans come from? Language similarities have pointed toward a link between the Dakota and certain Asian people groups for over a century. But a new book by paleogeneticist Jennifer Raff shares the state of knowledge known and debated by current archeologists and anthropologists.

Specifically that the peopling of the Americas happened earlier than previously thought and in a more complicated way than what we've been taught in school. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jennifer Raff, of the University of Kansas, about her new book, "Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas."