Ice Age People of North America: Environments, Origins, and Adaptations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/1999
  • Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
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This volume provides an up-to-date summary of important new discoveries from Northeast Asia and North America that are changing perceptions about the origin of the First Americans. Even though the peopling of the Americas has been the focus of scientific investigations for more than half a century, there is still no definitive evidence that will allow specialists to say when the First Americans initially arrived or who they were. However, this in no way diminishes the significance of the many new contributions being made in the field. The nineteen papers collected here provide regional archaeological syntheses and address such topics as ice marginal dynamics, the impact of plant nutrients in glacial margins, and periglacial ecology of large mammals. The concluding chapter discusses conceptual frameworks used to explain the peopling of the Americas.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the peopling of the Americas 1(26)
Robson Bonnichsen
Karen Turnmire
Ice Age Environments of Northern Eurasia with Special Reference to the Beringian Margin of Siberia
Mikhail G. Grosswald
Impact of Ice-related Plant Nutrients on Glacial Margin Environments
Mort D. Turner
Edward J. Zeller
Gisela A. Dreschoff
Joanne C. Turner
Periglacial Ecology, Large Mammals, and their Significance to Human Biology
V. Geist
Pleistocene Peoples of Japan and the Peopling of the Americas
Takeru Akazawa
The Colonization of Western Beringia: Technology, Ecology, and Adaptations
Ted Goebel
Sergei B. Slobodin
Late Pleistocene Peopling of Alaska
Thomas D. Hamilton
Ted Goebel
Bluefish Caves and Old Crow Basin: A New Rapport
Jacques Cinq-Mars
Richard E. Morlan
Searching for the Earliest Canadians: Wide Corridors, Narrow Doorways, Small Windows
Michael Clayton Wilson
James A. Burns
Prehistory of the Great Basin/Snake River Plain to About 8,500 Years Ago
Alan L. Bryan
Donald R. Tuohy
The Late Pleistocene Prehistory of the Northwestern Plains, the Adjacent Mountains, and Intermontane Basins
George C. Frison
Paleoindian Archaeology and Late Pleistocene Environments in the Plains and Southwestern United States
Dennis Stanford
The Burnham Site and Pleistocene Human Occupations of the Southern Plains of the United States
Don G. Wyckoff
Pleistocene Peoples of Midcontinental North America
Bradley T. Lepper
Radiocarbon Chronology of Northeastern Paleo-American Sites: Discriminating Natural and Human Burn Features
Robson Bonnichsen
Richard T. Will
No Vestige of a Beginning nor Prospect for an End: Two Decades of Debate on Meadowcroft Rockshelter
J. M. Adovasio
D. Pedler
J. Donahue
R. Stuckenrath
The Early Holocene Occupation of the Southeastern United States: A Geoarchaeological Summary
Albert C. Goodyear
The Inhabitants of Mexico During the Upper Pleistocene
Jose Luis Lorenzo
Lorena Mirambell
Breaking the Impasse on the Peopling of the Americas
Robson Bonnichsen
Alan L. Schneider
Index 520

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