Book review: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture

  • Mercedes Okumura National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Keywords: lithic technology, Pre-Clovis, Peopleing of the Americas

Abstract


North American Clovis culture is one of the most popular and well known archaeological cultures (known even by many laymen), however, our knowledge as to its origins is still quite scarce. The idea of this book is to challenge the long standing model that the ancestors of the Clovis people originated from an Asian tradition that came out of north-eastern Asia at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM).

Author Biography

Mercedes Okumura, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Lecturer
PPGArq - Dept. of Anthropology
National Museum
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

References

Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture
by Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley
University of California Press, 2013, pp. 336. ISBN 9780520275782
http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520275782
Published
15-Mar-2016
How to Cite
Okumura, M. (2016). Book review: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America’s Clovis Culture. Journal of Lithic Studies, 3(1), 317-319. https://doi.org/10.2218/jls.v3i1.1458