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 Summer 2018 in the Field!

Center students had another productive field season.

Oregon

With the help of a dedicated crew of Texas A&M University undergraduate students, Center graduate student Jordan Pratt and advisor Ted Goebel finished their summer excavation at Weed Lake Ditch, an open-air Western Stemmed Tradition in Oregon.

Jordan also spent time collecting obsidian from various sources throughout eastern Oregon. These samples will be geochemically analyzed in one of the Center’s labs, helping us to better understand late-Pleistocene lithic procurement strategies in the Great Basin!
 

What’s inside the latest issue of Mammoth Trumpet?

We take a look at the grand show that is Arroyo Seco 2 (Dry Gulch 2).  Are resourceful South American monkeys challenging definitions in archaeology? We look at the career of Dr. Tom Dillehay and we remember Ruthann Knudson. Subscribe today!

 

The Center’s newest book, Clovis Mammoth Butchery: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology, can be ordered through Texas A&M University Press. Center members get a 20% discount!

In Clovis Mammoth Butchery: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology, L. Adrien Hannus provides a comprehensive look at one of the few New World Clovis-era sites with in-place buried deposits exhibiting evidence for an expedient bone tool technology.

 


A report in the journal American Antiquity by Jeff Speakman and co-authors ranks Texas A&M University as one of the top 10 institutions to get a PhD in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology! We rank 7th in the country of programs to successfully place our archaeology PhD graduates in academic positions! To see a table of their results, visit their article and be sure to download the Supplemental Table.

 

 

 


Human Dispersal from Siberia to Beringia: Assessing a Beringian Standstill in Light of the Archaeological Evidence

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Current Anthropology – A new article by Kelly Graf and Ian Buvit in which they present an overview of the Siberian and Beringian Upper Paleolithic records and discuss them in the context of a Beringian Standstill. They report that not every expectation of the model is met with archaeological data at hand.

Visit Current Anthropology for the full article.

PaleoAmerica – To learn more about the firstimage of PaleoAmerica cover Americans, consider subscribing to the Center’s journal PaleoAmerica.

CSFA members can subscribe to the journal at the member’s only yearly price of $22 for online, electronic access, and $35 for printed issues. Visit our Join/Renew page for more information.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please do not hesitate to contact the journal’s editor, Ted Goebel at goebel@tamu.edu, or visit Taylor & Francis’ web site at tandfonline.com.

PaleoAmerica is available at a discounted rate for current Center members.
Join the Center and save!

 

 


PrintDiscovery – Co-principal investigators Mike Waters and Jessi Halligan (former CSFA student) report on the discovery of artifacts dating back to 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site Florida in the journal Science Advances. To read about the discoveries at the Page-Ladson site visit Science Advances. The full article is open-access and free to read!

Mike Waters and Center graduate student Morgan Smith look over the Pre-Clovis biface found at Page-Ladson, Florida!

 

 

 

 

 


Explore this website to learn more about the first inhabitants of the Americas and how you can become involved!


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North, Central, and South America were the last continents to be populated by humans during the Ice Age.

When did the first people enter the Americas?

Who were the first immigrants?

How did they get here?