Confirming Antiquity in the Americas

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Science  20 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5393, pp. 1425-1426
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5393.1425

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Monte Verde A Late Pleistocene Settlement in Chile, Vol. 2: The Archaeological Context and Interpretation. Tom D. Dillehay. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1997. 1071 pp. $155. ISBN 1-56098-680-8.

Dillehay and his co-workers present a comprehensive description and analysis of the evidence for a pre-Clovis human presence at a site 16,000 kilometers south of the Bering Land Bridge some 12,500 years before the present. Among the topics the contributors consider are Monte Verde's setting and stratigraphy, radiocarbon data, artifacts, and possible structures.

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