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The following websites provide useful information about First Americans archaeology, Late Pleistocene environments & animals, and geoarchaeology.


First Americans archaeology

1) The Paleoindian Database of the Americas (PIDBA) - http://pidba.utk.edu/main.htm
2) A Journey to a New Land - http://www.sfu.museum/journey
3) Texas Beyond History: Prehistoric Texas - http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/prehistoric
4) Tony Baker's Paleoindian Website: http://www.ele.net
5) Florida Historical Contexts: The Paleoindian Period - http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/reports/contexts/paleo.cfm
6) Kenosha County, Wisconsin Mammoth Website - http://www.woollymammoth.org
7) The Paleo End Scraper - http://www.ele.net/pes/pesintro.htm
8) Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center - http://www.beringia.com/
9) James David Kilby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, ENMU - http://academic.enmu.edu/kilbyd/index.html


Late Pleistocene environments & animals

1) Columbian and Woolly Mammoth Information - http://www.mammothsite.com
2) Illinois State Museum Faunmap - http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap
3) Paleoenvironmental Atlas of Beringia - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/parcs/atlas/beringia
4) Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land Bridge - http://instaar.colorado.edu/QGISL/bering_land_bridge
5) NOAA Paleoclimatology - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html
6) Alaska Quaternary Center - http://www.uaf.edu/aqc/
7) The American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) - http://www.amqua.org/
8) International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) - http://www.inqua.org


Geoarchaeology

1) Archaeological Geology Division - http://rock.geosociety.org/arch
2) Soil Micromorphology Website - https://www.soils.org/membership/divisions/soil-mineralogy/micromorphology
3) Radiocarbon-related Information Sources - http://www.radiocarbon.org/Info

 
The companion book to the Paleoamerican Odyssey conference is currently sold out. BUT! We are happy to announce that TAMU Press is currently reprinting the volume. Stay tuned for availability!

Mike Waters and colleagues publish article in Nature and present the genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial! (pdf)

Kelly Graf and colleagues publish article in Nature which shows that Siberians on the Mammoth Steppe were direct ancestors of the First Americans! (pdf)

Upcoming Field School Opportunity!
CSFA Summer Field School on the Bering Land Bridge
June 1-July 5, 2014

Ted Goebel and co-authors publish article in Journal of Archaeological Science on excavations, dating, and analysis of Paleoindian deposits at Serpentine Hot Springs, Alaska, a fluted point site on the Bering Land Bridge. (pdf)

Congratulations to John Blong for receiving a $15,000 Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M!


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