Paleoindian settlement of the high-altitude Peruvian Andes

  title={Paleoindian settlement of the high-altitude Peruvian Andes},
  author={Kurt M. Rademaker and Gregory W. L. Hodgins and Katherine Moore and Sonia Zarrillo and Christopher Miller and Gordon R. M. Bromley and P. G. L. Leach and David A. Reid and Willy Y{\'e}pez {\'A}lvarez and Daniel H. Sandweiss},
Study of human adaptation to extreme environments is important for understanding our cultural and genetic capacity for survival. The Pucuncho Basin in the southern Peruvian Andes contains the highest-altitude Pleistocene archaeological sites yet identified in the world, about 900 meters above confidently dated contemporary sites. The Pucuncho workshop site [4355 meters above sea level (masl)] includes two fishtail projectile points, which date to about 12.8 to 11.5 thousand years ago (ka… CONTINUE READING
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