Bones, Boats, and Bison: Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America / Edition 1

Bones, Boats, and Bison: Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America / Edition 1

by E. James Dixon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826321380

ISBN-13: 9780826321381

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

This revolutionary archeological synthesis argues an alternative model of the earliest human population of North America. E. James Dixon dispels the stereotype of big-game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World. Applying contemporary scientific

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This revolutionary archeological synthesis argues an alternative model of the earliest human population of North America. E. James Dixon dispels the stereotype of big-game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World. Applying contemporary scientific methods and drawing on new archeological discoveries, he advances evidence indicating that humans first reached the Americas using water craft along the deglaciated Northwest Coast about 13,500 years ago, some 2,000 years before the first Clovis hunters. Dixons rigorous evaluation of the oldest North American archeological sites and human remains offers well-reasoned hypotheses about the physical characteristics, lives, and relationships of the First Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826321381
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

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