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Bones, Boats, & Bison: Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America

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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. Dixon's 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. His crisply written analysis of scientific exploration is essential reading for scholars, students, and general readers.

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Dixon, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Natural History, argues an alternative model of the earliest human population of North America. He dispels the widely accepted notion of hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and foragers colonizing the New World. Drawing on new archaeological discoveries, he advances evidence that humans first reached the Americas using water craft along the Northwest Coast some 2,000 years before the first Clovis hunters. Includes b&w photos of digs and artifacts.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This well-written archeological synthesis advances a new model of the earliest human migrations to North America from Asia. The author argues that Asian people did not come across the Bering Strait but instead migrated in well-developed watercraft along the deglaciated coasts about 13,500 years ago. They reached South America within about a thousand years of leaving Asia. Most scholars have thought that early New World dwellers were big-game hunters, but Dixon sees them as general foragers on the coastal plains who spread into the interior from south to north about 10,500 years ago. His groundbreaking account is recommended for scholars, students, and general readers.

Synopsis:

This revolutionary synthesis dispels the stereotype of big game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge, while painting a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-312) and index.

About the Author

E. James Dixon is curator of Museum and Field Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826321381
Author:
Dixon, E. James
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
North American
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Antiquities.
Subject:
Paleo-Indians.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Subject:
North America Antiquities.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
Anthropology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 336 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826321381 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This well-written archeological synthesis advances a new model of the earliest human migrations to North America from Asia. The author argues that Asian people did not come across the Bering Strait but instead migrated in well-developed watercraft along the deglaciated coasts about 13,500 years ago. They reached South America within about a thousand years of leaving Asia. Most scholars have thought that early New World dwellers were big-game hunters, but Dixon sees them as general foragers on the coastal plains who spread into the interior from south to north about 10,500 years ago. His groundbreaking account is recommended for scholars, students, and general readers.
"Synopsis" by , This revolutionary synthesis dispels the stereotype of big game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge, while painting a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.
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