By Robert H. Brunswig, Bonnie L. Pitblado

Because the Ice Age waned, Clovis hunter-gatherers started to discover and colonize the world referred to now as Colorado. Their descendents and later Paleoindian migrants unfold all through Colorado's plains and mountains, adapting to varied landforms and the altering weather. during this new quantity, Robert H. Brunswig and Bonnie L. Pitblado gather specialists in archaeology, paleoecology-climatology, and paleofaunal research to percentage new discoveries approximately those historic humans of Colorado. The editors introduce the examine with medical context. A assessment of seventy-five years of Paleoindian archaeology in Colorado highlights the root on which new paintings builds, and a survey of Colorado's historical climates and ecologies is helping readers comprehend Paleoindian cost styles. 8 essays speak about archaeological proof from Plains to excessive Rocky Mountain websites. The e-book deals the main thorough research so far of Dent--the first Clovis web site chanced on. Essays on mountain websites express how advances in technique and know-how have allowed students to reconstruct cost styles and altering lifeways during this hard atmosphere. Colorado has been domestic to key moments in human payment and within the medical research of our historical earlier. Readers drawn to the peopling of the recent international in addition to these obsessed with the equipment and historical past of archaeology will locate new fabric and pleasant overviews during this ebook.

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These records are in general agreement with many of the pollen records from the western United States, which are characterized by high frequencies of non-arboreal pollen taxa, including sagebrush, juniper, and grass (Beiswenger 1991; Davis and Pitblado 1995; Doerner and Carrara 2001; Fall, Davis, and Zielinski 1995; Mehringer 1985; Whitlock 1993). The vegetation reconstructions for this period indicate that an open tundra environment existed throughout the Front Range 27 James P. Doerner (Legg and Baker 1980; Short and Elias 1987; Doerner 1994).

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