5 Pieces of Evidence That Show Black People Were The First in the Americas

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FueganNegroid Features Among Native Americans

There’s evidence that pre-European Fuegians from Tierra del Fuego, the islands at the remotest southern tip of South America, may be the descendants of mixed Negroid and Mongolian populations.

The Fuegians were pushed to the brink of extinction by European diseases and genocide campaigns, but a number of survivors still show hybrid skull features that could have resulted from procreation between Mongoloid and Negroid people. Their rituals and traditions also bear some resemblance to the ancient rock art of Brazil.

Studies of the ancient DNA samples of Fuegians show they are genetically distinct from other Amerindian groups.

The image above is a 19th century depiction of a native from Tierra del Fuego. It was painted by Conrad Martens when he and Charles Darwin visited the area during the second survey voyage of the HMS Beagle (1832–1834). 

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