Some energetic ground digging along the Snake and Columbia Rivers by archaeologists and geologists may have produced evidence that the first human inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest didn’t get here by landbridge from Asia – they came over in boats and came up the Columbia River. Not only the Columbia River but Idaho’s main homegrown flowing water body – the Snake River.
Research results being published in scientific publications indicate that indigenous campsites along the Snake River are considerably deeper and therefore older than artifacts found near the surface which would mean those who came after the first “asian pioneers,” who used boats, probably got there using a landbridge between Asia and Alaska – but they did so over a thousand years later.
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