Arch Lake Woman: Physical Anthropology and Geoarchaeology (Peopling of the Americas Publications)

Arch Lake Woman: Physical Anthropology and Geoarchaeology (Peopling of the Americas Publications)

By: Douglas W. Owlsey (author), Dennis J. Stafford (author), C.Vance Haynes (author), Margaret A. Jodry (author), Richard L. Jantz (contributor), James M. Warnica (contributor), Tsunehiko Hanihara (contributor), Dickenson Dickenson (contributor), Dennis J. Stanford (contributor), Bergstresser Bergstresser (contributor)Hardback

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The Arch Lake human burial site, discovered in 1967 in eastern New Mexico, contains the third-oldest known remains in North America. Since its original excavation and removal to Eastern New Mexico University's Blackwater Draw Museum, the 10,000 radiocarbon-year-old burial has been known only locally. In February 2000 an interdisciplinary team led by Douglas W. Owsley reexamined the osteology, geology, archaeology, and radiocarbon dating of the burial. In this first volume in Peopling of the Americas Publications-released by Texas A&M University Press for the Center for the Study of the First Americans-Arch Lake Woman presents the results of this recent analysis of the skeleton and site. In addition to color and black-and-white illustrations, Arch Lake Woman includes extensive tables describing the team's discoveries and comparing their results with those of other ancient burials.

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DOUGLAS W. OWSLEY, lead investigator for this study, is the division head for physical anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. MARGARET A. JODRY is a Paleoindian archeologist and a senior adjunct scientist in the department of anthropology, National Museum of Natural History in Washington. THOMAS W. STAFFORD JR., of Lafayette, Colorado, is a geochronologist, biogeochemist, and quaternary geologist working on late Pleistocene human origins and animal paleoecological studies throughout the New World. C. VANCE HAYNES JR. is a Regents Professor Emeritus specializing in the geochronology of Paleoindian archaeological sites. He resides in Tucson, Arizona. DENNIS J. STANFORD is the head of the division of archaeology at the National Museum of Natural History and director of the Smithsonian's Paleoindian/Paleoecology Program.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781603442084
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781603442084
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1603442081

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