During the last Ice Age, a thousand-mile-wide land bridge connected Siberia and Alaska, creating the region known as Beringia. Over twelve thousand years ago, a procession of large mammals and the humans who hunted them crossed this bridge to America. Much of the Russian evidence for this migration has until now remained largely inaccessible to American scholars. American Beginnings brings together for the first time in one volume the most up-to-date archaeological and palaeoecological evidence on Beringia from both Russia and America. qAn invaluable resource. . . . It will no doubt remain the key reference book for Beringia for many years to come.qaSteven Mithen, Journal of Human Evolution qExtraordinary. The fifty-six contributors . . . represent the most prominent American and Russian researchers in the region.qaChoice qPublication of this well-illustrated compendium is a great service to early American and especially Siberian Upper Paleolithic archaeology.qaNicholas Saunders, New Scientist qThis is a great book . . . perhaps the greatest contribution to the archaeology of Beringia that has yet been published. . . . This is the kind of book to which archaeology should aspire.qaHerbert D.G. Maschner, Antiquity. . . This is the kind of book to which archaeology should aspire.aquot;aHerbert D.G. Maschner, Antiquity During the last Ice Age, a thousand-mile-wide land bridge connected Siberia and Alaska, creating the region known as Beringia.
|Author||:||Constance F. West|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 1996-12-01|