Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands

@article{Erlandson2011PaleoindianSM,
  title={Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands},
  author={Jon M. Erlandson and Torben C. Rick and Todd J. Braje and Molly Casperson and Brendan Culleton and Brian K. Fulfrost and Tracy Garcia and Daniel A. Guthrie and Nicholas P. Jew and Douglas J. Kennett and Madonna L. Moss and Leslie A. Reeder and Craig E. Skinner and Jack Watts and Lauren M. Willis},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={1181 - 1185}
}
Archaeological sites reveal a variety of tools used to hunt marine birds, mammals, and fish 12,000 years ago. Three archaeological sites on California’s Channel Islands show that Paleoindians relied heavily on marine resources. The Paleocoastal sites, dated between ~12,200 and 11,200 years ago, contain numerous stemmed projectile points and crescents associated with a variety of marine and aquatic faunal remains. At site CA-SRI-512 on Santa Rosa Island, Paleocoastal peoples used such tools to… Expand

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