(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Geoarchaeology and the search for the first Americans

published at : Developments in International Geoarchaeology. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Anthropology & Geosciences, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS


This paper is a look at the some of the many ways in which geoarchaeology has contributed to the understanding of the peopling of the New World. It provides a sampling of the many geoscientific approaches that have been employed at all scales of space, from continental to microscopic, to focus on this key issue in American archaeology, known as Paleoindian archaeology. The paper begins with a brief historical sketch of the debate over the antiquity of humans in the Americas and the role of geology in resolving the issue. The main part of the paper follows, providing examples from a variety of studies across North America to illustrate the broad array of geoscientific approaches to understanding the peopling of the New World


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no 3 [pp. 310-322]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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