Based on the available evidence, it seemed big game hunters from Asia known as the Clovis people were the first to blaze that trail, trekking across the now submerged land mass of Beringia to enter the New World around 13,000 years ago.But starting in the early 2000s signs of an earlier human presence in the Americas started to crop up, eroding support for the so-called Clovis first model.The remains of Akrotiri were excavated from the 1960’s by Greek archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos.
One major problem with the idea involves looking at pottery styles.
Robyn Antanovskii Thera is located in the Aegean Sea, and the effects of the eruption would have had catastrophic effects on the entire Eastern Mediterranean region.
The town of Akrotiri, located on the island itself, was buried under metres of volcanic ash, preserving the town in much the same way as Pompeii was preserved by Vesuvius (although the residents of Akrotiri had the forewarning of seismic tremors and evacuated prior to the eruption, for no evidence of bodies has yet been found there, unlike at Pompeii).
A new understanding of how people finally conquered the New World began to take shape: arrived by boat by at least 15,000 years ago, following the western coast of the Americas.
Now the scientists behind a new discovery are looking to rewrite the story of human colonization of the Americas once again—and in a far more radical fashion.