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Correcting temporal frequency distributions for taphonomic bias
In this paper, we expand upon a prior study [Surovell, T.A., Brantingham, P.J., 2007. A note on the use of temporal frequency distributions in studies of prehistoric demography. Journal ofExpand
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Synchronous extinction of North America's Pleistocene mammals
  • J. Faith, T. Surovell
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 8 December 2009
The late Pleistocene witnessed the extinction of 35 genera of North American mammals. The last appearance dates of 16 of these genera securely fall between 12,000 and 10,000 radiocarbon years agoExpand
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A note on the use of temporal frequency distributions in studies of prehistoric demography
Temporal frequency distributions of archaeological sites and radiocarbon dates are commonly used as proxies for prehistoric population levels based on the assumption that more people create aExpand
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An independent evaluation of the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis
Based on elevated concentrations of a set of “impact markers” at the onset of the Younger Dryas stadial from sedimentary contexts across North America, Firestone, Kennett, West, and others haveExpand
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Clovis Hunting Strategies, or How to Make out on Plentiful Resources
Traditionally, hunter-gatherers of the Clovis period have been characterized as specialized hunters of large terrestrial mammals. Recent critiques have attempted to upend this position bothExpand
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Standardizing Infra-red Measures of Bone Mineral Crystallinity: an Experimental Approach
Three experiments demonstrate that infra-red spectroscopic measures of bone mineral crystallinity are partially dependent upon sample preparation methods. Intensive grinding of bone samples forExpand
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Toward a Behavioral Ecology of Lithic Technology: Cases from Paleoindian Archaeology
Modern humans and their hominid ancestors relied on chipped-stone technology for well over two million years and colonized more than 99 percent of the Earth's habitable landmass in doing so. YetExpand
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Global archaeological evidence for proboscidean overkill
One million years ago, proboscideans occupied most of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Today, wild elephants are only found in portions of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Although theExpand
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A continuous climatic impact on Holocene human population in the Rocky Mountains
Ancient cultural changes have often been linked to abrupt climatic events, but the potential that climate can exert a persistent influence on human populations has been debated. Here, independentExpand
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How many elephant kills are 14?: Clovis mammoth and mastodon kills in context
Abstract Recent evaluation of the use of Pleistocene megafauna by Clovis hunter-gatherers has suggested that a small number of reliable associations between Clovis artifacts and the remains ofExpand
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