Ice Age Peoples of North America
Environments, Origins, and Adaptations of the First Americans
Anthropology - Archaeology
53 b&w photos., 33 line drawings., 55 maps., 51 tables.
Pub Date: 06/14/2005
  cloth
Price:        $60.00 s

978-1-58544-368-0

Published by The Center for the Study of First Americans

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Ice Age Peoples of North America

Environments, Origins, and Adaptations of the First Americans

Edited by Robson Bonnichsen and Karen L. Turnmire

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 thought 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.

ROBSON BONNICHSEN was the director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans and professor of anthropology at Texas A&M University until his death in December 2004.KAREN L. TURNMIRE lives in Milford, Maine.

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