The First Americans

The First Americans

The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World

Book - 2002
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As modern humans spread around the globe, the Americas represented the final continental frontier. These first colonists were modern in appearance and technology, but who were they and when did they arrive? Traditional answers to these questions have come under increasing scrutiny in the face of new findings from artifacts, skeletal remains, genes, and languages. The peopling of the Americas has become one of archaeology's most compelling and contentious subjects, as these new lines of evidence reveal a more complex solution. In this volume, distinguished scientists from the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology, paleoecology, genetics, and linguistics assess the latest evidence from Siberia to Chile and offer provocative ideas for how, when, and where humans entered the Americas.

Contributors: Bruce Bradley, Linda Brown, Scott A. Elias, Tom D. Dillehay, John Douglas, Jon M. Erlandson, Nina G. Jablonski, David J. Meltzer, D. Andrew Merriwether, Johanna Nichols, Joseph F. Powell, Anna C. Roosevelt, Jack Rossen, Dennis Stanford, D. Gentry Steele, Christy G. Turner II

Distributed for the California Academy of Sciences

Publisher: San Francisco : California Academy of Sciences, c2002
ISBN: 9780940228498
0940228491
9780940228504
0940228505
Branch Call Number: 970.011 FIR
Characteristics: xiv, 331 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jablonski, Nina G.

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