Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Bering land bridge, Bering Straits, native American origins, E. James Dixon


Traditionally, most anthropologists have accepted the theory that the ancestors of all native American cultures in the New World migrated by foot from Asia during the Pleistocene Era when the sea level was lower and a narrow strip of land called the Bering Land Bridge connected the two continents. But as a review in the latest issue of BYU Studies shows, Dr. E. James Dixon, in Quest for the Origins of the First Americans, challenges this traditional model.