By Dennis J. Stanford, Bruce A. Bradley
Who have been the 1st people to inhabit North the US? in accordance with the now time-honored tale, mammal hunters entered the continent a few 12,000 years in the past through a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. targeted stone instruments belonging to the Clovis tradition proven the presence of those early New international humans. yet are the Clovis instruments Asian in starting place? Drawing from unique archaeological research, paleoclimatic examine, and genetic reports, famous archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley problem the outdated narrative and, within the technique, counter traditional--and frequently subjective--approaches to archaeological checking out for old relatedness. The authors follow rigorous scholarship to a speculation that locations the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the 1st american citizens crossed the Atlantic through boat and arrived in advance of formerly notion. delivering archaeological and oceanographic facts to aid this statement, the booklet dismantles the outdated paradigm whereas persuasively linking Clovis know-how with the tradition of the Solutrean those that occupied France and Spain greater than 20,000 years in the past.
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