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Download Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce A. Bruce A. Bradley Narrator: Christopher Prince Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A major, groundbreaking work on early European migration to North America.

Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. The presence of these early New World people was established by distinctive stone tools belonging to the Clovis culture. But are the Clovis tools Asian in origin? Drawing from original archaeological analysis, paleoclimatic research, and genetic studies, noted archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley challenge the old narrative and, in the process, counter traditional - and often subjective - approaches to archaeological testing for historical relatedness.

The authors apply rigorous scholarship to a hypothesis that places the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the first Americans crossed the Atlantic by boat and arrived earlier than previously thought. Supplying archaeological and oceanographic evidence to support this assertion, the book dismantles the old paradigm while persuasively linking Clovis technology with the culture of the Solutrean people who occupied France and Spain more than 20,000 years ago.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stefan | 9/22/2013

    " Fantastically insightful, but full of specialized research analyses on tool making; something that bolsters its case but can bore the lay reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen Boehle anderson | 6/21/2013

    " I thought the book was very well written. It presents a compelling argument; however, I remain skeptical of its lack of evidentiary support. That said, I applaud the authors for this groundbreaking hypothesis and for encouraging new research along the now drowned continental shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Xarah | 5/8/2013

    " Very thought-provoking. I found it very interesting the similarities between the Clovis and Solutrean cultures. I do agree that more research should be done to see if there is a connection, though I believe this could be very difficult since archaeological sites could now be under water. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelli George | 7/17/2012

    " I saw this book at the library and just had to read it. It is very well written and extremely interesting and I could scarcely put it down. It goes far to debunk the antiquated theory that the Native Americans came to America across the Bering Strait. "

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