Three Ounces of Sea Shells and One Fish Bone do not a Coastal Migration Make

  title={Three Ounces of Sea Shells and One Fish Bone do not a Coastal Migration Make},
  author={Christy G. Ii Turner},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={391 - 395}
  • C. G. Turner
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • American Antiquity
The suggestion by Jones et al. (2002) that a terminal Pleistocene-early Holocene California site contains evidence for a separate coastal migration into the New World is challenged. The authors ignore the fact that some 100 or more generations passed since the initial New World colonization event(s) and the occupation of their site (Cross Creek), during which time many cultural changes could be expected, including post-big-game-hunting coastal adaptations throughout the Americas. Moreover, the… 

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