The North Atlantic ice-edge corridor: A possible Palaeolithic route to the New World

  title={The North Atlantic ice-edge corridor: A possible Palaeolithic route to the New World},
  author={Bruce A. Bradley and Dennis J. Stanford},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={459 - 478}
The early peopling of the New World has been a topic of intense research since the early twentieth century. We contend that the exclusive focus of research on a Beringian entry point has not been productive. Evidence has accumulated over the past two decades indicating that the earliest origin of people in North America may have been from south-western Europe during the last glacial maximum. In this summary we outline a theory of a Solutrean origin for Clovis culture and briefly present the… 

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