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land bridge

[′land ‚brij]
(geography)
A strip of land linking two landmasses, often subject to temporary submergence, but permitting intermittent migration of organisms.
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Most scientists say the first Americans came from Siberian ancestors who lived on an ancient land bridge, now submerged, that connected Asia to Alaska across the Bering Strait.
Sicoli explained that they used computational phylogenetic methods to impose constraints on possible family tree relationships modeling both an Out-of-Beringia hypothesis and an Out-of-Asia hypothesis and tested these against the linguistic data, assrting that they found substantial support for the out-of-Beringia dispersal adding to a growing body of evidence for an ancestral population in Beringia before the land bridge was inundated by rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age.
My arguments in this article are drawn from multiple visits to two of the Confluence Project artworks; the Vancouver Land Bridge in Vancouver, Washington, which connects the Columbia River with historic Fort Vancouver, and the bird blind at the Sandy River Delta east of Portland, Oregon, where the Sandy River flows into the Columbia River.
Sinai is the only land bridge connecting Egypt with Palestine, Syria and Mesopotamia.
Two new genetic studies have identified historical relationships between Native American and First Nations peoples, shedding light on the migration patterns of the first humans to traverse the Bering land bridge from Russia to the Americas as long as 20,000 years ago.
Those venues and walkways in the 500-acre Olympic Park site, which today hosted the first Cabinet meeting of the year, which have been renamed are: Riverbank Arena (formerly Hockey Centre); Copper Box (formerly Handball Arena) reflecting the copper cladding; Stratford Walk (formerly Aquatics Centre bridge, the 250m-long land bridge forming the main gateway; London Way, the central spine of the Olympic Park; Orbit Circus, lthe 115m-high visitor attraction.
In addition, Eastern Arabia forms a land bridge between the great land masses of Africa and Asia and to avoid crossing over long distances of open sea, birds make use of this land bridge.
If we have the land bridge, Thailand has the potential to become a centre for oil trading and a leader in biofuel in the region," he said without giving details when the plan will take shape.
Accumulating evidence from a variety of fields ranging from DNA analysis to linguistics has produced a near-consensus in support of the idea that humans crossed to Alaska about 15,000 years ago, when low sea levels exposed a land bridge from Siberia.
One of the key projects, a 1,000km land bridge stretching from Jeddah to Dammam, will carry over 300 million passengers and 1bn tonnes of freight per year.
The new arrivals crossed the land bridge from Europe and survived on mammoth, rhino.
The rising seas saw the cutting of the land bridge between Britain and Continental Europe around 5,000 to 6,000 years ago.