Download PDF by Dennis J. Stanford: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture

By Dennis J. Stanford

ISBN-10: 0520227832

ISBN-13: 9780520227835

Who have been the 1st people to inhabit North the United States? in accordance with the now usual tale, mammal hunters entered the continent a few 12,000 years in the past through a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. specific stone instruments belonging to the Clovis tradition verified the presence of those early New international humans. yet are the Clovis instruments Asian in foundation? Drawing from unique archaeological research, paleoclimatic examine, and genetic reviews, famous archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley problem the previous narrative and, within the approach, counter traditional—and frequently subjective—approaches to archaeological checking out for ancient relatedness. The authors follow rigorous scholarship to a speculation that areas the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the 1st americans crossed the Atlantic via boat and arrived prior to formerly inspiration. offering archaeological and oceanographic proof to aid this statement, the publication dismantles the previous paradigm whereas persuasively linking Clovis expertise with the tradition of the Solutrean those who occupied France and Spain greater than 20,000 years ago.

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The next season’s excavations revealed Sheaman to be a Clovis occupation. Bruce recognized that the flakes were probably diagnostic of Clovis and began to note their presence in other assemblages. He has now recorded them in sites across North America, and without exception, when they are present in significant numbers, they have been found to be Clovis. Because the technique is unique to Clovis and Solutrean biface manufacture, even down to the details of how the platforms were prepared, the idea of a historic connection between the two groups makes sense, especially since the many collections the authors have examined from Siberia show no indication that the overshot technique was systematically used there.

University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. London, England � 2012 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Stanford, Dennis J. Across Atlantic ice : the origin of America’s Clovis culture / Dennis J. Stanford, Bruce A. Bradley ; foreword by Michael B. Collins. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-520-22783-5 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Clovis culture. 2.

These layers represent different depositional events and may tell us how and when they were deposited. Larger, more robust points and mammoth bones were emerging from a deposit situated below the soil that encased the bones of bison killed by Folsom hunters. If there was any doubt, the advent of radiocarbon dating (a method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon-14 to estimate the age of organic materials) in the 1950s confirmed that Folsom was, indeed, younger than this deeper material.

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