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43 North America: Na Dene/Athapaskan archaeology and linguistics

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. R. G. Matson,
  2. M. P. R. Magne

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm843

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Matson, R. G. and Magne, M. P. R. 2013. 43 North America: Na Dene/Athapaskan archaeology and linguistics. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The Athapaskan languages, together with their relatives in Siberia, Alaska, and Pacific coastal Canada, record some intriguing episodes of long-distance hunter-gatherer migration during the late Holocene, culminating in the establishment of Apache and Navajo peoples in the southwestern United States.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • linguistics;
  • Holocene;
  • New World prehistory