Paleoindian Cave Dwellers in the Amazon: The Peopling of the Americas

  title={Paleoindian Cave Dwellers in the Amazon: The Peopling of the Americas},
  author={Anna Curtenius Roosevelt and Marcondes Lima da Costa and Catarina Machado and M. Michab and Norbert Mercier and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Valladas and James K. Feathers and W. Barnett and M. Imazio da Silveira and Andrew Henderson and Jonathan Sliva and Barry Chernoff and David S. Reese and Jaroslav Holman and Nicholas Toth and Kathy Diane Schick},
  pages={373 - 384}
A Paleoindian campsite has been uncovered in stratified prehistoric deposits in Caverna da Pedra Pintada at Monte Alegre in the Brazilian Amazon. Fifty-six radiocarbon dates on carbonized plant remains and 13 luminescence dates on lithics and sediment indicate a late Pleistocene age contemporary with North American Paleoindians. Paintings, triangular bifacial spear points, and other tools in the cave document a culture distinct from North American cultures. Carbonized tree fruits and wood and… Expand
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