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    DescriptionJ. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, "The First Americans" is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, "The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all the argumentation and gnashing of tenets has been the question of whether the field of archaeology can ever be pursued as a science."


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    Title
    The First Americans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Adovasio
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375757044
    ISBN 10: 037575704X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
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    LC classification: E61.A36 20
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    LC classification: E61 .A36 2003
    Thema V1.0: NK, JH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    87 B&W PHOTOS AND ILLUS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    26 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    J. M. Adovasio, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute. He lives near Erie, Pennsylvania. Jake Page is a former editor of "Natural History" magazine and science editor of "Smithsonian" magazine. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.
    Review quote
    "As good as popular science writing gets." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Powerful intrigue. Name-calling and blackballing. Treachery, collusion among archaeologists on an all-out hunt for a holy grail. An Indiana Jones movie? No. The actual search to identify the first humans to inhabit North America. . . . Adovasio, who became an internationally known archaeologist and academic, has created in "The First Americans" a book that pulses with plot-drive." --"Los Angeles Times" "After a quarter-century of rebutting the challenges to his find, Mr. Adovasio has been transformed from a renegade into a leader in the field. Digs in North and South America have only buttressed his onetime pre-Clovis heresy, and Mr. Adovasio conveys a palpable excitement, in this anything-but-tedious archaeology book, at the possibilities of what might yet be discovered." --"The Wall Street Journal"
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    J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, "The First Americans is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, "The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all the argumentation and gnashing of tenets has been the question of whether the field of archaeology can ever be pursued as a science."