American Beginnings: Prehistory and Palaeoecology of Beringia (2nd)

American Beginnings: Prehistory and Palaeoecology of Beringia (2nd)

By: Frederick Hadleigh West (editor), David M. Hopkins (contributor)Hardback

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It is believed during the last Ice Age that a thousand-mile wide land bridge connected Siberia and Alaska, creating a region known as Beringia. A procession of large mammals and humans are also believed to have crossed this bridge to America. This text seeks to bring current information form both Russia and America to this debated topic. It documents the research carried out since 1970 in both Siberia and Alaska. More than 50 contributors' work is included together with numerous photographs, maps and line drawings.

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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: The Concept of Beringia by David M. Hopkins Preamble: The Study of Beringia by Frederick H. West Introduction: Reconstructing the Environment by Paul A. Colinvaux Ch. 1: Geological Records Late Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sections from Northern Alaska Thomas D. Hamilton Late Quaternary Aeolian Deposits of the Holitna Lowland, Interior Southwestern Alaska Christopher F. Waythomas Loess-Ice Formation in Northeastern Asia T. D. Morozova, Andrej A. Velichko. Palaeogeography of Beringia and Arctida Savelii V. Tomirdiaro Ch. 2: Biotic Records Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Pollen Records from the Southern Brooks Range Patricia M. Anderson, Linda B. Brubaker. Pollen Records: Barrow, Pribilof Archipelago, and Imuruk Lake Paul A. Colinvaux Pollen Records from Archaeological Sites in the Aldanskiy Region, Sakha Republic G. M. Savvinova, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva, Yuri A. Mochanov. Interpretation of the Pollen Records from Late Quaternary Archaeological Sites of the Aldan Thompson Webb, III Insect Fossil Evidence on Late Wisconsinan Environments of the Bering Land Bridge Scott A. Elias Four Late Pleistocene Large Mammal Localities in Interior Alaska R. Dale Guthrie A Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of the "Mammoth Epoch" of Siberia Valentina V. Ukraintseva, Larry D. Agenbroad, Jim I. Mead. Palaeoecology of the Palaeolithic of the Russian Far East Yaroslav V. Kuzmin Introduction to the Archaeology of Beringia John F. Hoffecker Ch. 3: Aldansk: Aldan River Valley, Sakha Republic Dyuktai Cave Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Ust-Mil 2 Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Verkhne-Troitskaya Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Ezhantsy Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Ikbine 1 and 2 Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Tumulur Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Ust-Timpton (Strata Vb-X) Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Kurung 2 (Stratum VI) Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Leten Novyy 1 (Stratum IV) Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. The Dyuktai Site at Km 27 of the Yakutsk-Pokrovsk Highway Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Ch. 4: Priokhotye, Kolyma River Basin, and Kamchatka Berelekh, Allakhovsk Region Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Mayorych, Yagodinskiy Region, Magadan District Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Kukhtuy 3 Yuri A. Mochanov, Svetlana A. Fedoseeva. Bolshoi Elgakhchan 1 and 2, Omolon River Basin, Magadan District Margarita A. Kiryak Uptar and Kheta: Upper Palaeolithic Sites of the Upper Kolyma Region Sergei B. Slobodin, Maureen L. King. The Ushki Sites, Kamchatka Peninsula Nikolai N. Dikov Ch. 5: Southern Primorye Ustinovka 1 Ruslan S. Vasilievsky Late Palaeolithic Sites of the Russian Maritime Province Primorye Anatoly M. Kuznetsov Late Pleistocene Sites of the Selemdga River Basin Anatoly P. Derevianko Ch. 6: Central Alaska: Tanana River Valley Campus Site Charles M. Mobley Donnelly Ridge Frederick H. West Chugwater Ralph A. Lively Broken Mammoth Charles E. Holmes Swan Point Charles E. Holmes, Richard VanderHoek, Thomasilley. Healy Lake John P. Cook Ch. 7: North Central Alaska Range: Nenana and Teklanika Valleys Teklanika West Frederick H. West Dry Creek John F. Hoffecker, W. Roger Powers, Nancy H. Bigelow. Owl Ridge John F. Hoffecker, W. Roger Powers, Peter G. Phippen. Walker Road Ted Goebel, W. Roger Powers, Nancy H. Bigelow, Andrew S. Higgs. Moose Creek John F. Hoffecker Panguingue Creek Ted Goebel, Nancy H. Bigelow. Little Panguingue Creek John F. Hoffecker, W. Roger Powers. Ch. 8: South Central Alaska Range: Tangle Lakes Region Phipps Site Frederick H. West, Brian S. Robinson, Mary Lou Curran. Whitmore Ridge Frederick H. West, Brian S. Robinson, Constance F. West. Sparks Point Frederick H. West, Brian S. Robinson, R. Greg Dixon. Reger Site Frederick H. West Other Sites in the Tangle Lakes Frederick H. West Ch. 9: North Pacific Littoral, Alaska Hidden Falls Stanley D. Davis Ground Hog Bay, Site 2 Robert E. Ackerman Round Mountain Microblade Locality Douglas R. Reger, Mark E. Pipkin. Beluga Point Douglas R. Reger Long Lake Douglas R. Reger, Glenn H. Bacon. Ravine Lake Locality Brian S. Robinson, Frederick H. West, Douglas R. Reger. Anangula Core and Blade Site Allen P. McCartney, Douglas W. Veltre. Ch. 10: Kuskokwin Drainage, Southwestern Alaska Spein Mountain Robert E. Ackerman Nukluk Mountain Robert E. Ackerman Ilnuk Site Robert E. Ackerman Lime Hills, Cave 1 Robert E. Ackerman Ch. 11: Seward Peninsula and Brooks Range, Northern Alaska Trail Creek Caves, Seward Peninsula Edited by: Constance F. West Onion Portage, Kobuk River: Akmak and Kobuk Components Edited by: Frederick Hadleigh West Two Sites on Red Dog Creek, De Long Mountains S. Craig Gerlach, Edwin S. Hall, Jr. Mesa Site, Iteriak Creek Michael L. Kunz, Richard E. Reanier. Putu and Bedwell Richard E. Reanier Bluefish Caves Edited by: Robert E. Ackerman Prismatic Core Sites on the Kukpowruk and Kugururok Rivers Ralph S. Solecki Ch. 12: Beringia and New World Origins I: The Linguistic Evidence Joseph H. Greenberg II: The Archaeological Evidence Frederick H. West Name Index Subject Index

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  • publication date: 05/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780226893990
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9780226893990
  • weight: 2000
  • ISBN10: 0226893995
  • edition: 2nd

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