The Millennium before Clovis in Alaska
Author(s): Ted Goebel
The early archaeological record of Beringia continues to be left out of most discussions of the peopling of the Americas, partly because of repeated discoveries of older-than-Clovis sites in temperate North America and Beringian archaeologists’ own admission that the early northern record looks very different from Clovis technologically. In this paper, I attempt to recast Beringia in a leading role by (1) reviewing new genetic studies of humans and their prey species positing that late-glacial Beringia was the "homeland" of the first Americans, and (2) presenting new archaeological evidence of humans in Alaska 1000+ years before the time of Clovis.
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- From Taphonomy to Human Ecology: Papers in Honor of Gary Haynes •
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The Millennium before Clovis in Alaska. Ted Goebel. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394941)
North America - NW Coast/Alaska
min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;