Eastern North America has one of the largest inventories of Paleoindian sites anywhere in the Americas. Despite this rich record of early human settlement during the late Pleistocene, there are few widely published reports or summaries of Paleoindian research in the region. The contributors to this volume present more than four decades of Early Paleoindian research in eastern North America, including previously unpublished site reports and updates on recent research. Their work helps create a more cohesive picture of the early human occupation of North America.This data-rich volume provides specific information on artifacts and basic site descriptions which will allow for more thorough comparisons of eastern fluted point sites. Divided into four sections chronology and environment, reinvestigations of classic sites, new sites and perspectives, and synthesis and conclusions the volume will encourage further consideration of the sites included and their role in shaping our understanding of huntergatherer lifeways during the late Pleistocene. "In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition "is a must read for scholars of Paleoindian archaeology and those generally interested in the prehistory of North America."
Joseph A. M. Gingerich is a Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. He received his PhD at the University of Wyoming.
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