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8 The human colonization of the Americas: archaeology

Prehistory

Part I: The Peopling of the World during the Pleistocene

  1. David J. Meltzer

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm808

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Meltzer, D. J. 2013. 8 The human colonization of the Americas: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The colonization of the Americas from Siberia after 16kya was one of the most remarkable achievements of early modern humanity. This chapter outlines the archaeological evidence for this dramatic founding human migration into two new continents.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • globalization;
  • human evolution;
  • genetics;
  • economics;
  • holocene;
  • indigenous peoples;
  • food