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Out of the Plains and Across the Prairie: Toward an Explanation of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Demographic Expansions from the West to the East, by Andrew A. White
Projectile point forms such as Folsom, Agate Basin, and Eden/Scotts bluff are most closely associated with the early hunting-gathering societies of the Great Plains. The occurrence of these distinctive tools in different parts of the Midcontinent east of the Mississippi River has been noted for decades but never adequately explained. Understanding how and why populations from the Great Plains moved into the Eastern Woodlands during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene will require (1) gathering sufficient data to describe the archaeological patterns left by these demographic expansions and (2) development of a model-based framework for interpreting those patterns. This will allow us to craft explanations that are consistent with the Paleoindian and Early Archaic records of both the east and west.

Feb 26, 2021 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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