10th Millennia B.C.E.

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Humans settle in the high Andes

Comparing these DNA sequences revealed that the Andes’ lowland and highland peoples split about 8,750 years ago, give or take a few centuries.

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Sto:lo culture emerges in modern-day British Columbia

The first traces of people living in the Fraser Valley date from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. The Stó:lō called this area, their traditional territory, S’ólh Téméxw. The early inhabitants of the area were highly mobile hunter-gatherers.

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