Ambiguity and Debates on the Early Peopling of South America

  title={Ambiguity and Debates on the Early Peopling of South America},
  author={Luis Alberto Borrero},
  pages={11 - 21}
  • L. Borrero
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Economics
  • PaleoAmerica
An evaluation of recent claims for early human settlement of South America is presented. Some of the problems with these cases are reviewed, particularly the ways in which ambiguity weakens otherwise compelling evidence of early human presence in the continent. The roles of generalized adaptations and cobble industries, the most common explanations of claims of early occupations, are examined, and some new sites that present incomplete evidence but are deserving of further research are… 

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