Coming into the Country: Early Paleoindian Hunting and Mobility

  title={Coming into the Country: Early Paleoindian Hunting and Mobility},
  author={Robert L. Kelly and Lawrence C. Todd},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={231 - 244}
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