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Center for the Study of the First Americans
www.centerfirstamericans.com/cat.html?c=4
The CSFA's Web site contains in-depth articles on the theory that Solutrean people crossed the Atlantic from Europe and were the first to arrive in North America. You'll also find articles that argue other hypotheses on the peopling of North America.


Quest for the Lost Land
www.geotimes.org/feb04/feature_Quest.html
In this article from Geotimes, the American Geological Institute's monthly publication, learn more about the Stone Age migration into North America via its western coast.


North America -- Giant Beasts!
www.amnh.org/science/biodiversity/extinction/IntroFourteenFS.html
The American Museum of Natural History's Web site allows visitors to compare and contrast several theories behind the disappearance of North America's big beasts. Find out more about these megafauna, what they looked like, and how they lived.


Interpreting the Clovis Artifacts from the Gault Site
www.utexas.edu/research/tarl/research/Gault/artifacts/artifacts.htm
Read a detailed account of the Gault Project, an ongoing Clovis archeological excavation in central Texas.


Flintknapping
www.uiowa.edu/~osa/learn/ancient/flint.htm
This Web page from the University of Iowa offers a summary of Stone Age tool-making techniques. Explore the methods and materials used in this ancient technology.


Who Were the First Americans?
www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0012/feature3
This online version of a recent National Geographic magazine feature tackles the question of the first Americans with stunning photographs, an intricate map, and a series of essays examining the topic from several experts' points of view.



Books

New Perspectives on the First Americans
by B.T. Lepper and R. Bonnichsen, eds. College Station, TX: Center for the Study of the First Americans, 2004.

The First Americans
by J.M. Adovasio. New York: Random House, 2002.

In Search of Ice Age Americans
by Kenneth Tankersley. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2002.

Bones, Boats, and Bison
by E. James Dixon. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

The Fenn Cache: Clovis Weapons and Tools
by George Frison and Bruce Bradley. Santa Fe: One Horse Land and Cattle Company, 1999.

Making Silent Stones Speak: Human Evolution and the Dawn of Technology
by Kathy D. Schick and Nicholas Toth. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

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