Explain The Coastal Route Theory

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The Coastal Route Theory explains the route that goes along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North and South America. The theory is that people from Southeast Asia used this route to move and settle here. The theory also helps to explain how artifacts were found so far from the Baring Straits region dating before the supposed time than humans first came into contact with the Americas. There was a skeleton found near Kennewick, Washington, believed to be of Polynesian decent. They called this skeleton the Kennewick man. It was believed to be 9,500 years old. This shows evidence of a migration to present day Northwest United States by people other than Caucasoid or European
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