When did the first peaple arrive in America?

(From an article by Icabod) The first people into the Americas were nomadic hunters. They didn't plan to come here, they followed the migrations of the game. We don't consider them "Native Americans" as they weren't born here and they predate the development of today's Native Americans(Indians). Rather we call them "PaleoIndians."

The date they arrived is in dispute and keeps being pushed back. The land bridge existed between 10,000 and 25,000 yeas ago. Supposedly the way south wasn't open much before 12,000 years ago. At the same time sites in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Chile have been dated to 16,500 years ago. Current thought is that people were in Alaska at least 18-22,000 years ago and found a way South.