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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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This team of investigators grouped the mtDNA lineages of the Na-Dene, Eskimo-Aleuts, and the Chukchi of Siberia into the Circumarctic people and concluded that the Na-Dene and Eskimo-Aleuts crossed the Bering land bridge together during a rapid radiation of these Circumarctic people that occurred thousands of years after the Amerindian migration G.
Footsteps in Time traces the migration route and settlements of Athapaskan peoples across the Beringia land bridge and through Alaska, Yukon, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Arizona and New Mexico, through examples of the footwear produced by those peoples.
A much older land bridge would mean scientists have to rethink the impacts of the Central American Seaway's closure, Montes says.
The official spokesman of the Ministry of Transport Abdulaziz Somait said that what some newspapers and social networking sites reported is entirely incorrect; that the Transport Minister did not mention the so-called project of a land bridge between the kingdom and Egypt; that the subject was not on the agenda of the Council of Arab Ministers of Transport; and that it was not addressed in the meeting.
Morsi also discussed the land bridge with a Sudanese delegation led by the head of the Council of States, Adam Hamid Musa.
The SRO's board met this week in Dammam to discuss its ongoing projects, and SRO President Abdul Aziz Al-Hokail stated that the company was preparing to invite contracts for the Land Bridge to connect the Red Sea port city of Jeddah with Dammam on the country's Arabian Gulf coast.
Saudi Arabia will begin work on its ambitious land bridge project linking the Kingdom's east with the west through a railway line after winning approval from the cabinet, said a report.
Scientists at the Smithsonian have long been interested in how the rise of the Central American land bridge more than 3 million years ago drove speciation and increased biodiversity.
From ancient times, geopolitics have inevitably shaped Egypt's foreign policy due to the fact that Egypt occupies a strategic position as a land bridge between principal waterways, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Today, the Saudi Campaign for the Relief of the People of Pakistan will begin utilizing a land bridge, providing relief materials for those affected by floods in Pakistan.
Dr Francis Wenban-Smith, who made the find near Dartford, said the hardy hunters must have crossed from France on a land bridge to pursue herds of mammoths, rhinos and horses.
An Anglesey County Council spokesman confirmed: "Taith are working with the AECOM consultancy on developing further the Land Bridge concept for rail freight through the port of Holyhead and the potential for a load consolidation centre at Deeside.