New Perspectives on the First Americans

New Perspectives on the First Americans

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The field of first American studies is undergoing significant changes. The traditional model that the Americas were only peopled once by Clovis big-game hunters from Siberia at the end of the last Ice Age has seriously been challenged. Most now believe that the Americas were peopled more than once. Against this backdrop of controversy, the Center for the Study of First Americans (CSFA) and its partners convened the Clovis and Beyond Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1999, and brought many of the major players of the field to the conference forum who have a stake in the future of Americas' past. New Perspectives contains short and concise papers from this conference that focus on the following themes: pre-Clovis archaeology; Clovis-era archaeology; Paleoamerican paleobiology; new approaches to the study of Paleoamericans; Paleoamericans and public policy; and new directions for Paleoamerican archaeology. Collectively, these papers represent the intellectual ferment in a field seeking to reconcile itself with changing scientific developments in an evolving social/political context.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 385.56g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1585443646
  • 9781585443642

About Robson Bonnichsen

BRADLEY T. LEPPER is a curator of anthropology at the Ohio Historical Society
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