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Uniform Title Clovis (2014)
Title Clovis : on the edge of a new understanding / edited by Ashley M. Smallwood and Thomas A. Jennings
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 364 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Ashley M. Smallwood -- Part I. Chronology. The Clovis-era radiocarbon plateau / Stuart Fiedel ; Reevaluating the duration of Clovis : the problem of non-representative radiocarbon / Mary M. Prasciunas and Todd A. Surovell -- Part II. Technology. Fluted point studies in the Far West / Michael F. Rondeau ; Clovis in Idaho : an update on its distribution, technology, and chronology / Kenneth C. Reid, Richard E. Hughes, Matthew J. Root, and Michael F. Rondeau ; Clovis-era point production in the Midcontinent / Juliet E. Morrow ; Flaked stone tools of Pleistocene colonizers : overshot flaking at the Red Wing Site, Ontario / Metin I. Eren and Adrienne Desjardine ; Clovis bipolar lithic reduction at Paleo Crossing, Ohio : a reinterpretation based on the examination of experimental replications / Brooke M. Morgan, Metin I. Eren, Nada Khreisheh, Genevieve Hill, and Bruce A. Bradley ; A regional perspective on Clovis blades and caching behavior / David Kilby ; Defining the normative range of Clovis fluted point shape using geographic models of geometric morphometric variation / Heather L. Smith, Ashley M. Smallwood, and Thomas J. DeWitt -- Part III. Subsistence and Settlement Adaptations. The densest concentration on earth? : quantifying human-mammoth associations in the San Pedro Basin, southeastern Arizona, USA / Jesse A.M. Ballenger ; Clovis landscapes in the greater Southwest of North America / Vance T. Holliday ; Sonoran Clovis groups : lithic technological organization and land use / Guadalupe Sanchez, Vance T. Holliday, John Carpenter, and Edmund Gaines ; From mammoth to bison : changing Clovis prey availability at the end of the Pleistocene / Leland C. Bement and Brian J. Carter ; Clovis adaptations in the Great Plains / Thomas A. Jennings ; Early Paleoindian subsistence strategies in eastern North America : a continuation of the Clovis tradition? : or evidence of regional adaptations? / Joseph A.M. Gingerich and Nathaniel R. Kitchel ; North Carolina Clovis / I. Randolph Daniel Jr. and Albert C. Goodyear -- Part IV. Concluding Thoughts. Clovis culture update / Ted Goebel
Summary "New research and the discovery of multiple archaeological sites predating the established age of Clovis (13,000 years ago) provide evidence that the Americas were first colonized at least one thousand to two thousand years before Clovis. These revelations indicate to researchers that the peopling of the Americas was perhaps a more complex process than previously thought. The Clovis culture remains the benchmark for chronological, technological, and adaptive comparisons in research on peopling of the Americas. In Clovis: On the Edge of a New Understanding, volume editors Ashley Smallwood and Thomas Jennings bring together the work of many researchers actively studying the Clovis complex. The contributing authors presented earlier versions of these chapters at the Clovis: Current Perspectives on Chronology, Technology, and Adaptations symposium held at the 2011 Society for American Archaeology meetings in Sacramento, California. In seventeen chapters, the researchers provide their current perspectives of the Clovis archaeological record as they address the question: What is and what is not Clovis?"--Publisher's description
Notes "Peopling of the Americas publications"--Page i
"This volume brings together the work of many researchers actively studying the Clovis complex. The authors first presented these papers in a symposium (Clovis: Current Perspectives on Chronology, Technology, and Adaptations) held at the 2011 Society for American Archaeology meetings in Sacramento, CA"--Introduction, page 3
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antiquities, Prehistoric -- North America -- Congresses.
Clovis culture -- Congresses.
Clovis points -- Congresses.
Paleo-Indians -- North America -- Congresses.
North America -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Jennings, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), 1979- editor of compilation
Smallwood, Ashley M., editor of compilation
Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting (76th : 2011 : Sacramento, Calif.)
ISBN 1623492289 (electronic bk)
9781623492281 (electronic bk)