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Monte Verde: Seaweed, Food, Medicine, and the Peopling of South America
- T. Dillehay, C. Ramírez, M. Pino, M. Collins, J. Rossen, J. D. Pino-Navarro
- Environmental ScienceScience
- 9 May 2008
Findings support the archaeological interpretation of the site and indicate that the site's inhabitants used seaweed from distant beaches and estuarine environments for food and medicine, consistent with the ideas that an early settlement of South America was along the Pacific coast and that seaweeds were important to the diet and health of early humans in the Americas.
Monte Verde: A Late Pleistocene Settlement in Chile.
Probing deeper into first American studies
- T. Dillehay
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 27 January 2009
What is known and not known about the process of the first peopling of the Americas from the perspective of archaeology, genetics, and bioanthropology are discussed.
Preceramic Adoption of Peanut, Squash, and Cotton in Northern Peru
Detailed radiocarbon dating data provide evidence for early use of peanut and squash in the human diet and of cotton for industrial purposes and indicate that horticultural economies in parts of the Andes took root by about 10,000 years ago.
New Archaeological Evidence for an Early Human Presence at Monte Verde, Chile
Recent exploratory excavation at and interdisciplinary data from the Monte Verde area in Chile are discussed to further the understanding of the first peopling of the Americas.
Long-term human response to uncertain environmental conditions in the Andes
- T. Dillehay, Alan L. Kolata
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 15 March 2004
Variable human responses to major environmental events in the Andes are reported and it is concluded that innovations in production strategies and agricultural infrastructures in these indigenous societies reflect differential social response to both transient (El Niño–Southern Oscillation events) and protracted (desertification) environmental change.
Deglaciation and Holocene climate change in the western Peruvian Andes
Simple technologies and diverse food strategies of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene at Huaca Prieta, Coastal Peru
The new findings emphasize an early coastal lifeway of diverse food procurement strategies that suggest detailed observation of resource availability in multiple environments and a knowledgeable economic organization, although technologies were simple and campsites were seemingly ephemeral and discontinuous.
The settlement of the Americas : a new prehistory
- T. Dillehay
Since 1977, archaeologist Tom Dillehay has been unearthing conclusive evidence of human habitation in the Americas at least 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, settling a bitter debate and demolishing the…