She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed "Sunrise Girl-child" by the local indigenous people, the remains of the Ice Age infant - uncovered at an archaeological dig in 2013 - contained traces of DNA, allowing scientists to perform a full genomic analysis. Incredibly, this baby girl belonged to a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans - a discovery that's changing what we know about the continent's first people.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
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It's a veritable certainty that North America's first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought they had travelled along an ice-free corridor in western Canada, but new research suggests that this was impossible.