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The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World

The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New WorldContributors

  • Bruce Bradley
  • Linda Brown
  • Tom D. Dillehay
  • John Douglas
  • Scott A. Elias
  • Jon M. Erlandson
  • Nina G. Jablonski
  • David J. Meltzer
  • D. Andrew Merriwether
  • Johanna Nichols
  • Joseph F. Powell
  • A. C. Roosevelt
  • Jack Rossen
  • Dennis Stanford
  • D. Gentry Steele
  • Christie G. Turner II

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Changing Perspectives of the First Americans: Insights Gained and Paradigms Lost
Nina G. Jablonski 

Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Environmental Conditions in Beringia as People Entered the New World
Scott A. Elias 

Chapter 3: What Do You Do When No One's Been There Before? Thoughts on the Exploration and Colonization of New Lands
David J. Meltzer 

Chapter 4: Anatomically Modern Humans, Maritime Voyaging, and the Pleistocene Colonization of the Americas
Jon M. Erlandson 

Chapter 5: Facing the Past: A View of the North American Human Fossil Record
D. Gentry Steele & Joseph F. Powell 

Chapter 6: Teeth, Needles, Dogs, and Siberia: Bioarcheological Evidence for the Colonization of the New World
Christie G. Turner II 

Chapter 7: The Migrations and Adaptations of the First Americans: Clovis and Pre-Clovis Viewed from South America
A.C. Roosevelt, John Douglas & Linda Brown 

Chapter 8: Plant Food and its Implications for the Peopling of the New World: A View from South America
Tom D. Dillehay & Jack Rossen 

Chapter 9: Ocean Trails and Prairie Paths: Thoughts about Clovis Origins
Dennis Stanford & Bruce Bradley 

Chapter 10: The First American Languages
Johanna Nichols 

Chapter 11: A Mitochondrial Perspective on the Peopling of the New World
D. Andrew Merriwether

Suggested Citation: JABLONSKI, NINA G. (ed.). 2002. The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World. San Francisco, CA: California Academy of Sciences. 331 pp.

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