Would North American Paleoindians have Noticed Younger Dryas Age Climate Changes?

  title={Would North American Paleoindians have Noticed Younger Dryas Age Climate Changes?},
  author={D. Meltzer and V. Holliday},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  • D. Meltzer, V. Holliday
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Journal of World Prehistory
  • Paleoindian groups occupied North America throughout the Younger Dryas Chronozone. It is often assumed that cooling temperatures during this interval, and the impact these would have had on biotic communities, posed significant adaptive challenges to those groups. That assessment of the nature, severity and abruptness of Younger Dryas changes is largely based on ice core records from the Greenland ice sheet where changes were indeed dramatic. This paper reviews climatic and environmental… CONTINUE READING
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