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The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery

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J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there?

At its heart, The First Americans is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, “The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all the argumentation and gnashing of tenets has been the question of whether the field of archaeology can ever be pursued as a science.”

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references ([295]-309) and index.

Synopsis:

In no small part because of Adovasio's work, notions of who first peopled the Western Hemisphere, how they arrived, and how they lived have been radically challenged. After placing this debate in historical context, "The First Americans" tells the full story of the 30-year intellectual war that his work ignited.

About the Author

J. M. Adovasio, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute. He lives near Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jake Page is a former editor of Natural History magazine and science editor of Smithsonian magazine. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

  1. ch. 1.Glimpses through the looking glass
  2. ch. 2. Theglacier's edge
  3. ch. 3.Charismatic megafauna
  4. ch. 4.Good-bye, glacial man ; hello, Clovis
  5. ch. 5.Timing is everything
  6. ch. 6. Thepre-Clovis quest
  7. ch. 7.Melee over Meadowcroft
  8. ch. 8.Another angle of view
  9. ch. 9.Fireworks and the paleo-police
  10. ch. 10.Three-legged stools and skull wars
  11. ch. 11.Who are those guys?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757044
With:
Page, Jake
Publisher:
Modern Library
With:
Page, Jake
Author:
Adovasio, J. M.
Author:
Page, Jake
Author:
Adovasio, James
Author:
J. M. Adovasio with Jake Page
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
America
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Paleo-Indians.
Subject:
America Antiquities.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
archaeology;history;anthropology;native americans;science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
no. 03-10-030
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
87 BandW PHOTOS AND ILLUS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.81 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In no small part because of Adovasio's work, notions of who first peopled the Western Hemisphere, how they arrived, and how they lived have been radically challenged. After placing this debate in historical context, "The First Americans" tells the full story of the 30-year intellectual war that his work ignited.
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