"No" does not mean that there was "no". Perhaps, in the New World and living apes and the earliest ancestors of humans and their remains should be sought? After all, we find the same kind in the territory of the European tracks, although these days there is not any living anthropoid nor simple monkey (except the rock of Gibraltar) ... The fact that such traces should certainly be in the land of America, was firmly convinced renowned paleontologist Florentino Ameghino, Argentine of Italian descent. He was even a table of "American ancestors," the Indians, like how Thomas Huxley put the "missing link" in the chain connecting the monkeys and man, and began to look for these ancestors in the land of the New World. In this case, he was helped by many enthusiasts, seeking to prove that people in America are not younger, and, perhaps, the ancient people of the Old World. "Excavations prove not only that part of the autochthonous Indians, but also the fact that all mankind and all mammals originate from South America - writes, for example, a follower Ameghino Czech traveler AV Fric. - The man, together with various representatives of the animal world emerged from Patagonia and Africa, passing through Asia, North America, Panama, and other, now sank to the bottom of the oceans continents, came back in a completely different guise. "