The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World

The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World

by Nina G. Jablonski
     
 
1 color illustration, 41 b/w illustrations, 45 b/w photographs, 7 maps, 4 tables
As modern humans spread around the globe, the Americas represented the final continental frontier. These first colonists were modern in appearance and technology, but who were they and when did they arrive? Traditional answers to these questions have come under increasing scrutiny in

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1 color illustration, 41 b/w illustrations, 45 b/w photographs, 7 maps, 4 tables
As modern humans spread around the globe, the Americas represented the final continental frontier. These first colonists were modern in appearance and technology, but who were they and when did they arrive? Traditional answers to these questions have come under increasing scrutiny in the face of new findings from artifacts, skeletal remains, genes, and languages. The peopling of the Americas has become one of archaeology's most compelling and contentious subjects, as these new lines of evidence reveal a more complex solution. In this volume, distinguished scientists from the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology, paleoecology, genetics, and linguistics assess the latest evidence from Siberia to Chile and offer provocative ideas for how, when, and where humans entered the Americas.
Distributed for the California Academy of Sciences

Author Biography:Nina G. Jablonski is Irvine Chair and Curator of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences. She coedited Beyond Art:Pleistocene Image and Symbol (1997) and The Origin and Diversification of Language (1998), California.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940228504
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/27/2002
Series:
Wattis Symposium Series in Anthropology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Nina G. Jablonski is Irvine Chair and Curator of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences. She coedited Beyond Art: Pleistocene Image and Symbol (1997) and The Origin and Diversification of Language (1998), California.

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