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Throughout this chapter Manning proves how migration occurred throughout the world by the languages spoken in different areas Manning argues that you can track the migration of humans through the languages they speak Migration of humans began in Africa as Homo Sapiens spread throughout the New World The migration to the temperate Eurasia occurred very slowly Reasons for this may include lack of technology clothes weapons etc and lack of organizational skills During this slow period humans broke into different groups and developed specific languages such as Dene-Caucasian Eurasiatic and Amerind Dene- Caucasians is the ancestor language to Sino-Tibetan North Caucasian Basque Yeniseian and Na-Dene The Dene-Caucasians migrated to occupy South East Asia and followed the Amerind years later into North America The Eurasiatic and Amerind speakers are known as sister groups because they have come from a common ancestor language The Eurasiatic speakers migrated to occupy the majority of Eurasia During this migration new languages formed Altaic Uralic and Indo-European but all have traces of Eurasiatic language in them Lastly there are the Amerind spoken humans who moved North Eastward out of Asia and either crossed the land bridge during the Ice Age or crossed from Serbia to Alaska by boat The Amerind speakers are believed to arrive in North America around 35000 BP It was very difficult to migrate to America not only did they have to cross the Pacific Ocean but also they had to adapt to the northern environment The cold harsh conditions made it difficult to find food and shelter essential for survival It took humans many years in Northern Eurasia to grow and adapt to the northern climate before the Amerinds moved into the AmericasManning argues using the migration of languages to provide the four main possible routes humans made to move north into Eurasia The first route took was migration up the Pacific coast This would have been done by slowly moving up the coast adapting
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