DNA recently recovered from the skull of a six week old baby girl discovered in Alaska has unearthed a recently unknown tribe of people. The site that she was excavated from in 2013 was found to date back to a camp in the Tanana River Valley at least 11,500 years ago. Unlike DNA taken from excavation sites in North America, her genetic make-up did not match any of the documented lineages previously discovered. The girl, who has been named “sunrise child-girl”, was found to contain a 50% DNA match to the ancient north Eurasians who occupied Siberia as well as 50% of the same DNA carried by typical Native Americans.
The newly tribe has been dubbed the “Ancient Berigians”, due to the belief that they migrated across the Bering strait nearly 20,000 years ago(known as Beringia Theory) with the main group of Native Americans who are believed to have traveled from Siberia and Asia while following migrating herds of wild animals which they hunted for food. It is now believed that the Ancient Bergians broke off from the main migration of people roughly 15,000 years ago, instead of continuing south, and set up shop in what is now Alaska. Indications of Native Americans first appear in history some estimated 35,000 years ago. Ten thousand years later they are believed to have mingled with the inhabitants of what is now Siberia before taking the ice bridge to North America in a mass exodus most likely caused by the harsh conditions of the Ice-age.

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