Clovis Origins: A Global Perspective

Author(s): Juliet Morrow; Stuart Fiedel

Year: 2016


I review the archaeological record of northern Eurasia and North America from 15,000 to 12,000 cal BP to better define the Clovis cultural complex and identify its most likely area and time of origin. Evidence including a clinal pattern of point style changes indicates migration southward and eastward through North America south of the ice sheets. Diagnostic attributes permit discrimination of early, middle and late Paleoindian assemblages. These data support a relatively simple and parsimonious model of the peopling of the New World.

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Clovis Origins: A Global Perspective. Juliet Morrow, Stuart Fiedel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404131)