Anderson, David G., 1949-. The Paleoindian colonization of eastern North America: a view from the southeastern United States

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Title: The Paleoindian colonization of eastern North America: a view from the southeastern United States

Published in: Early Paleoindian economies of eastern North America, edited by Kenneth B. Tankersley, Barry L. Isaac

Published By: Early Paleoindian economies of eastern North America, edited by Kenneth B. Tankersley, Barry L. Isaac Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press . 1990. 163-216 p. ill., maps

By line: David G. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Early Paleo-Indian (W130)

Subjects: Internal migration (166); External migration (167); Cultural participation (184); Land use (311); Settlement patterns (361); Weapons (411); Travel (484);

Abstract: The author uses data from major Paleo-Indian sites and from various fluted point recording projects, representing over 9,000 fluted and non-fluted points from Early, Middle, and Late Paleo-Indian periods, to examine where, how, and perhaps why initial colonization and settlement of eastern North America may have occurred and what routes people may have used. It is presumed that colonization for eastern North America occurred around or shortly after 12,000 BP with the opening of an ice-free corridor in Canada, and that there were no pre-Clovis populations. The various surveys have varying levels of information but in general it was possible to plot point counts by county, what raw material was used, and whether the point was an isolate or part of a larger site. Regional subtraditions are believed to have arisen by the Middle Paleo-Indian period.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: w130-018

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-216)

Field Date: not applicable

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2016

Coverage Date: 11,500-10,500 BP

Coverage Place: eastern North America

LCSH: Paleo-Indian

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