The Kennewick Follies: "New" Theories about the Peopling of the Americas

  title={The Kennewick Follies: "New" Theories about the Peopling of the Americas},
  author={Stuart J. Fiedel},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={75 - 110}
  • S. Fiedel
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Recent archaeological finds and anthropological analyses of crania and molecular data have been widely construed as requiring radical revision of conventional views of Native American origins. However, ostensibly fresh ideas about multiple early migrations to the New World only reprise outmoded racialist speculations. The "Clovis-first" model, which entails rapid colonization from Beringia beginning ca. 13,500 cal BP, remains the most cogent interpretation of the archaeological and skeletal… Expand
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