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Synonyms for Paleo-Indian

a member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch

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And after I became a curator at the ROM, I buried myself in the past for nearly three decades, searching the beginning of the archaeological record for traces of the first people to occupy Ontario at the end of the Ice Age--hunter-gatherers, called Early Paleo-Indians, who lived some 11,000 years ago.
For starters, there's the display of artifacts from the Paleo-Indian Period, which was 8,500-11,000 years ago.
This style of Paleo-Indian arrowhead is a long, thin design that would fit right in with the skeleton's age.
while other vertebrates were apparently so uncommon; (2) why the proboscideans and other large mammals became so suddenly extinct; and (3) what was the impact of the Paleo-Indian population on the flora and fauna of Michigan.
Designed to coincide with this anniversary, the volume has a self-confessed, `unashamedly Pacific focus', which was unable to represent the many non-Pacific aspects to Shutler's career, in particular his contributions to the Paleo-Indian archaeology of the Great Basin and his early use of radiocarbon dating.
Exhibits at the Fort Collins Museum tell the region's history: from its early days as a Paleo-Indian campsite; to 1864, when the Army built a fort to protect travelers on the Overland Trail; and up to the post-World War II boom days.
Surveying ancient North America, from the earliest Paleo-Indian hunters 10,000 years ago through to initial European contact and colonisation, through cultural renewal and the creativity of contemporary native art.
They went on to assemble one of the largest collections of Paleo-Indian artifacts in New Mexico.
Shortly before construction, PNGTS archeology contractors discovered what may prove to be one of the oldest Paleo-Indian sites in the Northeast.
Late Paleo-Indian occupations at Baker's Cave, southwestern Texas.
Researchers Find Unexpected Abundance of Unique Maternal Genetic Lines for Paleo-Indian Groups Who First Populated American Continents
The baby was covered in red ochre and buried on a hillside along with more than 100 stone and bone tools characteristic of Clovis people, a Paleo-Indian culture that was widespread in North America at the time.
A full-time archaeologist after retiring as a government contractor, Hranicky specializes in the Paleo-Indian period, but has studied, taught, and written on all facets of American archaeology.
A Late Pleistocene Paleo-Indian kill site in Northwestern South America -Final Reports of the 1976 Excavations-.
Shott and Wright (1999), however, suggest that these reports are preliminary and that the importance of mastodonts in the Paleo-Indian economy remains unknown.