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Titre du document / Document title

Three ounces of sea shells and one fish bone do not a coastal migration make = Trois onces de coquillages de mer et une arrête de poisson ne constituent pas une migration côtière

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

TURNER Christy G. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

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 amount of food refuse is so minuscule that inferring the exact nature of the initial Cross Creek economy is doubtful at best. The recovered chipped stone artifacts have no diagnostic value for economic function or ecological correlation, and the grinding stones suggest more seed than sea exploitation. Lastly, what is known about the biological origins, variation, and microevolution of Native Americans does not support a direct coastal migration from Siberia to California.

Revue / Journal Title

American antiquity    ISSN  0002-7316   CODEN AANTAM 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 68, no2, pp. 391-395 [5 page(s) (article)] (1 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC, ETATS-UNIS  (1935) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

America

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United States of America

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Alaska

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Origin

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Populating

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Migration

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Siberia

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Ethnology

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Lithic industry

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Fauna

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Exploitation

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Economy

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Late Pleistocene

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North America

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California

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American culture

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Amérique

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Etats-Unis

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Cross Creek

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Alaska

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Origine

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Peuplement

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Migration

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Sibérie

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Ethnologie

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Industrie lithique

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Faune

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Exploitation

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Economie

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Pléistocène récent

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Amérique du Nord

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California

;

Culture américaine

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23012, 35400011809192.0090

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14790600



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