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The South-Eastern Warm Thermal Enclave and Perturbations of the Late Pleistocene

Author(s): James Dunbar

Year: 2016

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For decades late Pleistocene climate events prior to the Younger Dryas (Heinrich 0 ~12.9 ka cal BP) were ignored by archaeologists because the Clovis First paradigm implicitly supposed nothing was earlier. Since 2005 attitudes have changed and the importance of understanding the effects of major climate shifts is now important to archaeology. This presentation will focus on the timing of late Pleistocene climate events and the subsequent expressions of habitat change in the Coastal Southeast. Landscapes since Marine Isotope Stage 3 will be considered as will the cultural expressions that, potentially at least, once occupied the South-Eastern Warm Thermal Enclave.

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The South-Eastern Warm Thermal Enclave and Perturbations of the Late Pleistocene. James Dunbar. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405113)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America