Clovis Hunting and Large Mammal Extinction: A Critical Review of the Evidence

  title={Clovis Hunting and Large Mammal Extinction: A Critical Review of the Evidence},
  author={Donald K. Grayson and David J. Meltzer},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
The North American archaeological phenomenon known as Clovis is famous for the fact that a number of sites that contain diagnostic Clovis artifacts also contain the remains of mammoth and perhaps other extinct genera. In the past, this has led many to assume that Clovis subsistence adaptations were organized around large, now-extinct mammals. It has also seemed to support the argument that the colonization of the Americas by hunters about 11,500 years ago caused the extinction, either directly… 

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