Hardback The early settlement of North America : the Clovis era / Gary Haynes.
Publication year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780521524636 (pbk.) : 9780521819008 (hbk.) :
Part I. Fluted Points and the Peopling of the Americas: 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Fin de sicle paradigm-busting, or what's at stake in the debate about the colonizing of North America?; 1.3. How do archaeologists address the big unanswered questions about Fluted-Point-Makers?; Part II. What is Clovis? The Archaeological Record: 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Clovis archaeological footprints, region by region; 2.3. Knowledge and guesswork about the late Pleistocene; 2.4. Defining Clovis: is it a culture? 2.5. The course of regional developments: the megamammal connection; Part III. Clovis Archaeological Culture: 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Clovis-era technology; 3.3. Clovis-era megamammal bone-breakage; 3.4. Clovis-era artwork, decorative work, 'symbolic' objects; Part IV. The Old and New World Patterns Compared: 4.1. Dispersals and diffusions: old world Upper Paleolithic and new world Clovis; 4.2. The American Upper Paleolithic; Part V. Figures in the Landscape: Foraging in the Clovis Era: 5.1. I
This is an examination of the first recognisable culture in the New World: the Clovis complex. Haynes begins his analysis with a discussion of the archaeology of Clovis fluted points in North America and a review of the history of the research on the topic. The Early Settlement of North America is an examination of the first recognisable culture in the New World: the Clovis complex. Gary Haynes begins his analysis with a discussion of the archaeology of Clovis fluted points in North America and a review of the history of the research on the topic. He presents and evaluates all the evidence that is now available on the artefacts, the human populations of the time, and the environment, and he examines the adaptation of the early human settlers in North America to the simultaneous disappearance of the mammoths and mastodonts. Haynes offers a compelling re-appraisal of our current state of knowledge about the peopling of this continent and provides a significant new contribution to the
475 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.