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 J. Culleton and Brian Fulfrost and Tracy Garcia and Daniel A. Guthrie and Nicholas B Jew and Douglas J. Kennett and Madonna L. Moss and Leslie Reeder and Craig E. Skinner and Jack Watts and Lauren Willis},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331 6021},
  pages={1181-5}
}
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 capture geese, cormorants, and other birds, along with marine mammals and finfish. At Cardwell Bluffs on San… CONTINUE READING
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