Pre-historic Era

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The origin and dispersal of modern humans, Homo sapiens. 

 
 



 
 
 
 
 

Beringia
Beringia

 
 
 
Anasazi and Hohokam
Sites of Early Hunters and Archaic periods

 
 


 
 



 
 
 
 

Shell tools
Mano and Metate

 
 
Serra da Capivara, Brazil
Pedra Furada, Brazil

 
 
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Alegria, Ricadro. The Fiesta of Santiago Apostol (St. James the Apostle) in Loiza, Puerto Rico, The Journal of American Folklore, Apr.- June, 1956
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Curet, Luis Antonio. House Structure and Cultural Change in the Caribbean: Three Case Studies from Puerto Rico, Latin American Antiquity, June 1992
Goggin, John M. and Irving Rouse. A West Indian Axe From Florida. American Antiquity, April 1948
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Zamora, Margarita. Abreast of Columbus: Gender and Discovery, Cultural Critique, Winter, 1990-1991
 
 

Chronological Periods
Chronological Table of Mesoamerican Archaeology
Why Anthroplogists Study Human Remains
The Ethical Dilemma Facing Conservation
Why Don't We Know When the First People Came to America?
 

VIDEOS
Tracking the First Americans (Serra da Capivara, Brazil) BBC
The Childrens of Jaguar (The Huaorani of Ecuador)
The Tribe that Hides from Man: The Kreen-Akrore (Brazil)
The Red Skin Tribe in the Amazon of Brazil - Waiapi (Wajãpi)
 

GUNGYWAMP, GROTON, CONNECTICUT
The Gungywamp Society
Gungywamp Decoded
Damned Connecticut
 

ANASAZI
Chaco Culture, New Mexico
Mesa Verde, Colorado
 

CARAL, PERU
Peru May Harbor Americas' First City
Caral Pyramids
 

1998
America's early people may have come by boat from Asia
Bolivian site is dinosaur paradise
Chilean Field Yields New Clues to Peopling of Americas
Dinosaur find thought to be longest ever
Dinosaur nesting site yields important fossil discoveries
Dinosaurios dejaron huella en Bolivia
 

1999
Adventurers retrace ancient route in wooden raft
Brazilian fossil bears African features, could challenge theories on settlement
Early Migrants May Have Come by Land and Sea
Spaniard begins reed boat voyage across Pacific
Spanish adventurer crosses Pacific in reed boat
Study shows Andean record of El Nino for past 15,000 years
Taking the Wind Out of Leif Ericsson's Sails
Monte Verde Revisited
New type of dinosaur unearthed in Antarctic
 

2000
American set to attempt round-the-world trip in reed boat
Ancient Site in Newfoundland Offers Clues to Vikings in America
Did the Vikings Stay? Vatican Files May Offer Clues
Fisherman finds remains of prehistoric mammal in Mexican lake bed
 

2001
Story of Viking Colonies' Icy 'Pompeii' Unfolds From Ancient Greenland Farm
Hallan mastodonte en río salvadoreño
 

2002
Civilization lost?
Tubers' cultural roots drying out in Peru
In Chile, Climate Clues to an Ancient People
 

2003
Old Bones Bring Some Currency To a Broken Economy
 

2004
Ancient skeleton found in submerged cave
 

2005
Footprint challenges man's arrival
 

2008
Oldest Skeleton in Americas Found in Underwater Cave?
 

2010
Mexican Archaeologists Extract 10,000 Year-Old Skeleton from Flooded Cave in Quintana Roo
 

2014
DNA of baby boy buried in Montana 12,600 years ago reveals most modern Native Americans ARE descended from Clovis man
Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas