c. 10,000 B.C.

c. 10,000 BC — Pottery was first produced in Japan
Recently, Proto-Yeniseic has been shown to contain systematic phonological and morphological parallels with Proto-Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit (Vajda, 2000c). Vajda supports an idea of the existence of an ancient, perhaps even early-Holocene, “Yeniseian-Dene” proto-language, which may represent the only clear genetic link between Old and New World language families that can be demonstrated using traditional historical-comparative methodology.