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.
We do argue, however, that analysis of sites such as those we report here offers the first and perhaps the best opportunity for quantitative assessment of the impact of Paleo-Indian
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.
Shortly before construction, PNGTS archeology contractors discovered what may prove to be one of the oldest Paleo-Indian
sites in the Northeast.
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.
Shott and Wright (1999), however, suggest that these reports are preliminary and that the importance of mastodonts in the Paleo-Indian
economy remains unknown.
From Kostenki to Clovis: Upper Paleolithic Paleo-Indian
The study, "Distinctive Paleo-Indian
Migration Routes from Beringia Marked by Two Rare MtDNA Haplogroups," was published online today by Current Biology and will be the cover story for the print version on Jan.
More convincing is their demonstration that already during Paleo-Indian
times hunter-gatherers were having a significant impact on the landscape.
TOP 10 DISCOVERIES OF 2008 Archaeology selects the most exciting stories of the year, from colossal Roman statues, to Paleo-Indian
poop, to a Peruvian masked mummy.
While most of the material originated at a 2004 symposium, there are additional chapters on coastal paleoenvironments, Paleo-Indian
technologies, and DNA.