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Author Stanford, Dennis J.

Title Across Atlantic ice : the origin of America's Clovis culture / Dennis J. Stanford, Bruce A. Bradley ; foreword by Michael B. Collins.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  970.011 STANFORD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  970.011 ST24    Check Shelf
Description xv, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-299) and index.
Contents Paleolithic peoples. Flaked stone technology : a primer ; Clovis : the first American settlers? ; Beringia : out of Asia on foot ; Challenging the Clovis first model : the missing links ; The Solutrean : Ice Age innovators -- The Solutrean hypothesis. Quantitative culture comparison ; Qualitative culture comparison ; The Solutrean maritime adaptation ; The Last Glacial Maximum : how bad was the weather? ; Living on the ice edge : ethnographic analogies -- Appendix. Cluster analysis.
Summary "Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. The presence of these early New World people was established by distinctive stone tools belonging to the Clovis culture. But are the Clovis tools Asian in origin? Drawing from original archaeological analysis, paleoclimatic research, and genetic studies, noted archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley challenge the old narrative. They counter traditional -- and often subjective -- approaches to archaeological testing for historical relatedness by applying rigorous scholarship to a hypothesis that places the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the first Americans crossed the Atlantic by boat and arrived earlier than previously thought. Presenting archaeological and oceanographic evidence to support this assertion, the book dismantles the old paradigm while persuasively linking Clovis technology with the culture of Solutrean people who occupied France and Spain more than 20,000 years ago."-- Book jacket.
Subject Human beings -- Migrations.
Indians of North America -- Transatlantic influences.
Clovis culture.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- North America -- Transatlantic influences.
Subject Glacial epoch -- North America.
Paleo-Indians -- Origin.
Added Author Bradley, Bruce A., 1948-
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