Tracking Early Human Presence in North America and Beringia during the Late Pleistocene through Bayesian Age Modeling
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The timing of early human presence in the Americas is a debated topic in First Americans research. The variable of time is, after all, fundamental in the study of human dispersal; it forms a base with which to elucidate spatio-temporal patterns, study applicable bio-cultural processes, and frame environmental data. As such, this investigation analyses current chronometric and archaeological records from North America and Beringia, using a Bayesian age-modelling approach. The incorporation of 42 archaeological components from across these regions into five categories - pre-Clovis, Beringian Tradition, Clovis, Clovis-coeval, and Western Stemmed Tradition - allow for a region-wide analysis that produces a clearer image of early human dispersals into the American continent. Results obtained are framed against current data on faunal extinctions, ancient DNA, and climatic records.
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Tracking Early Human Presence in North America and Beringia during the Late Pleistocene through Bayesian Age Modeling. Lorena Becerra-Valdivia, Katerina Douka, Thomas Higham. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450176)
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