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The Settlement of the American Continents: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography
     

The Settlement of the American Continents: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography

by C. Michael Barton, Geoffrey A. Clark, David R. Yesner, Georges A. Pearson
 

ISBN-10: 0816523231

ISBN-13: 9780816523238

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Anthropologists and other researchers survey the current thinking about the first people who came to the New World, before anyone needed a green card. They consider such aspects as an anthropological genetic view, the concept of Clovis, rapid migrations by Arctic hunting peoples, deconstructing the North Atlantic connection, the ecology of human colonization in

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Anthropologists and other researchers survey the current thinking about the first people who came to the New World, before anyone needed a green card. They consider such aspects as an anthropological genetic view, the concept of Clovis, rapid migrations by Arctic hunting peoples, deconstructing the North Atlantic connection, the ecology of human colonization in pristine landscapes, early paleo-indians as estate settlers, late Pleistocene extinctions through second-order predation, and a millennial perspective. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816523238
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Long-Term Human Biogeography and the Pleistocene Colonization of the Americas1
IThe First American Settlers9
2An Anthropological Genetic View of the Peopling of the New World11
3Peopling of the New World: A Comparative Craniofacial View28
4Evaluating Historical Linguistic Evidence for Ancient Human Communities in the Americas39
5The Concept of Clovis and the peopling of North America49
6A Review of Bioarchaeological Thought on the Peopling of the New World64
IIThe Trail to the Americas77
7Rapid Migrations by Arctic Hunting Peoples: Clovis and Thule79
8Pan-American Paleoindian Dispersals and the Origins of Fishtail Projectile Points as Seen through the Lithic Raw-Material Reduction Strategies and Tool-Manufacturing Techniques at the Guardiria Site, Turrialba Valley, Costa Rica85
9Deconstructing the North Atlantic Connection103
10Invented Traditions and the Ultimate American Origin Myth: In the Beginning ... There Was an Ice-Free Corridor113
IIIThe Land and People Transformed121
11Modeling the Initial Colonization of the Americas: Issues of Scale, Demography, and Landscape Learning123
12The Ecology of Human Colonization in Pristine Landscapes138
13Beyond "Big": Gender, Age, and Subsistence Diversity in Paleoindian Societies162
14Early Paleoindians as Estate Settlers: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Evolutionary Insights into the Peopling of the New World173
15Late Pleistocene Extinctions through Second-Order Predation177
16Megafauna, Paleoindians, Petroglyphs, and Pictographs of the Colorado Plateau189
17Peopling of the Americas and Continental Colonization: A Millennial Perspective196
Notes215
Bibliography219
About the Editors273
About the Contributors275
Index277

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