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

  title={Paleoindian Cave Dwellers in the Amazon: The Peopling of the Americas},
  author={A. Roosevelt and M. L. da Costa and C. Machado and M. Michab and N. Mercier and H. Valladas and J. Feathers and W. Barnett and M. I. da Silveira and A. Henderson and J. Sl{\'i}va and B. Chernoff and D. S. Reese and J. Holman and N. T{\'o}th and K. Schick},
  pages={373 - 384}
  • A. Roosevelt, M. L. da Costa, +13 authors K. Schick
  • Published 1996
  • Geography
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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