New PDF release: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture

By Dennis J. Stanford,Bruce A. Bradley,Michæl Collins,Michael B. Collins

ISBN-10: 0520227832

ISBN-13: 9780520227835

ISBN-10: 0520275780

ISBN-13: 9780520275782

Who have been the 1st people to inhabit North the United States? in keeping with the now general tale, mammal hunters entered the continent a few 12,000 years in the past through a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. distinct stone instruments belonging to the Clovis tradition validated the presence of those early New international humans. yet are the Clovis instruments Asian in beginning? Drawing from unique archaeological research, paleoclimatic learn, and genetic experiences, famous archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley problem the previous narrative and, within the procedure, counter traditional—and usually subjective—approaches to archaeological trying out for historic relatedness. The authors practice rigorous scholarship to a speculation that locations the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the 1st american citizens crossed the Atlantic by way of boat and arrived just before formerly suggestion. providing archaeological and oceanographic facts to help this statement, the ebook dismantles the previous paradigm whereas persuasively linking Clovis know-how with the tradition of the Solutrean those who occupied France and Spain greater than 20,000 years ago.

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