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More than 12,000 years ago, in one of the greatest triumphs of prehistory, humans colonized North America, a continent that was then truly a new world


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  • First Peoples In A New World: Colonizing Ice Age America available on February 28 2015 from Indigo for 66.5
  • First Peoples in a New World available on February 16 2013 from Buy for 52.75
  • ISBN bar code 9780520250529 ξ2 registered February 28 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780520250529 ξ1 registered September 21 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9780520250529 ξ3 registered February 16 2013
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978052025052

Just when and how they did so has been one of the most perplexing and controversial questions in archaeology. This dazzling, cutting-edge synthesis, written for a wide audience by an archaeologist who has long been at the center of these debates, tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from, when they arrived, and how they met the challenges of moving across the vast, unknown landscapes of Ice Age North America. David J. Meltzer pulls together the latest ideas from archaeology, geology, linguistics, skeletal biology, genetics, and other fields to trace the breakthroughs that have revolutionized our understanding in recent years. Among many other topics, he explores disputes over the hemisphere''s oldest and most controversial sites and considers how the first Americans coped with changing global climates. He also confronts some radical claims: that the Americas were colonized from Europe or that a crashing comet obliterated the Pleistocene megafauna. Full of entertaining descriptions of on-site encounters, personalities, and controversies, this is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how science is illuminating our past.


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    ^ (2012). 9780520250529, University of California, Berkeley. Wiki. (revised Nov 2013)
    ^ First Peoples In A New World: Colonizing Ice Age America Indigo. (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ First Peoples in a New World Buy. (revised Feb 2013)

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