Cordage, Textiles, and the Late Pleistocene Peopling of the Andes

@article{Jolie2011CordageTA,
  title={Cordage, Textiles, and the Late Pleistocene Peopling of the Andes},
  author={Edward A. Jolie and Thomas F. Lynch and Phil R. Geib and James Adovasio},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={285 - 296}
}
Harsh high-altitude environments were among the last landscapes to be settled by humans during the Late Pleistocene between ∼15,000 and 11,000 calendar years before present (cal yr BP). Successful colonization required physiological adaptations to hypoxia and cultural adaptations to limited resources and cold temperatures. How and when humans colonized Andean South America has been poorly understood owing to controversial early archaeological sites and questions about the impact of… 
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