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American Beginnings The Prehistory and Palaeoecology of Beringia

ISBN-10: 0226894002

ISBN-13: 9780226894003

Edition: N/A

Authors: Cameron West, Frederick Hadleigh West

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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. "An invaluable resource. . . . It will no doubt remain the key reference book for Beringia for many years to come."--Steven Mithen, Journal of Human Evolution "Extraordinary. The fifty-six contributors . . . represent the most prominent American and Russian researchers in the region."--Choice "Publication of this well-illustrated compendium is a great service to early American and especially Siberian Upper Paleolithic archaeology."--Nicholas Saunders, New Scientist "This 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."--Herbert D.G. Maschner, Antiquity
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Cameron West author of the "New York Times" bestselling memoir "First Person Plural", has a doctorate in psychology.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Concept of Beringia
Introduction: Reconstructing the Environment
Geological Records Late Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sections from Northern Alaska
Late Quaternary Aeolian Deposits of the Holitna Lowland, Interior Southwestern Alaska
Formation in Northeastern Asia
Palaeogeography of Beringia and Arctida
Biotic Records Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Pollen Records from the Southern Brooks Range Patricia
Pollen Records: Barrow, Pribilof Archipelago, and Imuruk
Colinvaux Pollen Records from Archaeological Sites in the Aldanskiy Region, Sakha Republic
Interpretation of the Pollen Records from Late Quaternary Archaeological Sites of the Aldan Thompson Webb, III Insect Fossil Evidence on Late Wisconsinan Environments of the Bering Land Bridge Scott
Late Pleistocene Large Mammal Localities in Interior Alaska
A Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of the "Mammoth Epoch" of Siberia Valentina
Palaeoecology of the Palaeolithic of the Russian Far East Yaroslav
Introduction to the Archaeology of Beringia
Aldansk: Aldan River Valley, Sakha Republic
Ust-Mil 2
Tumulur Yuri A.
Ust-Timpton (Strata Vb-X) Yuri
Kurung 2 (Stratum VI) Yuri
Leten Novyy 1 (Stratum IV) Yuri
The Dyuktai Site at Km 27 of the Yakutsk-Pokrovsk Highway Yuri
Priokhotye, Kolyma River Basin, and Kamchatka Berelekh, Allakhovsk Region Yuri
Mayorych, Yagodinskiy Region, Magadan District
Kukhtuy 3
Bolshoi Elgakhchan 1 and 2, Omolon River Basin, Magadan District Margarita
Upper Palaeolithic Sites of the Upper Kolyma Region Sergei
The Ushki Sites, Kamchatka Peninsula
Southern Primorye Ustinovka 1 Ruslan
Late Palaeolithic Sites of the Russian Maritime Province
Late Pleistocene Sites of the Selemdga River Basin
Central Alaska: Tanana River Valley Campus Site
Ridge
North Central Alaska Range: Nenana and Teklanika Valleys Teklanika West
Owl Ridge
Walker Road
Moose Creek