Solutrean Settlement of North America? A Review of Reality

  title={Solutrean Settlement of North America? A Review of Reality},
  author={Lawrence Guy Straus},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={219 - 226}
  • L. Straus
  • Published 1 April 2000
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  • American Antiquity
Abstract The Solutrean techno-complex of southern France and the Iberian Peninsula is an impossible candidate as the “source” for either pre-Clovis or Clovis traditions in North America. Primarily this is because the Solutrean ended ca. 16,500-18,000 B.P. (at least 5,000 years before Clovis appeared) and was separated from the U.S. eastern seaboard by 5,000 km of ocean. In addition, there are major differences between the Solutrean and Clovis (and even more between it and “pre-Clovis”) in terms… 

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