2015     Genetics, oral history and archaeology reveal origin of Native Alaskans

  • As humans spread out of Africa and settled the rest of the world tens of thousands of years ago, one geographic location was the last frontier that people conquered: the North American Arctic. The origins of the first people in the Arctic are somewhat mysterious, and one research team, spurred by the native Elders of Barrow, set out to learn whether today‚Äôs Arctic inhabitants are descended from those earliest settlers.