First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America First Edition

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“A must read for anyone interested in what is undeniable the greatest debate in American archaeology. . . . Essential.”
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“A masterful exploration and encapsulation of the last two centuries of American archaeology and the first five millennia of the earliest Americans.”
, American Scientist Published On: 2010-05-01

“The book is . . . sharply written and narratively compelling.”
-- Mark Dailey, Journal Of World History Published On: 2012-07-15

“Informative and entertaining.”
-- E. James Dixon, Antiquity Published On: 2011-06-21

“A good review of topics and controversies surrounding the peopling of North America.”
-- Susan C. Vehik, Great Plains Research Published On: 2010-10-13

“[Meltzer] has written the most in-depth synthesis of the history of the debate about the early peopling of North America yet published.”
-- Juliet E. Morrow, Journal Of Iowa Archeological Society Published On: 2012-01-04

“Often lively and occasionally bemused, Meltzer's study―part detective story and part archeological research―is stimulating and sometimes tantalizingly controversial.”
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"Meltzer's compelling account of the data and the debates takes readers behind the scenes of the often contentious arguments that have redirected the scientific pursuit of the first Americans."—Tom D. Dillehay, author of The Settlement of the Americas

"In remarkably comprehensive and lucid fashion, Meltzer synthesizes the complex and commonly conflicting evidence for the earliest human presence in the Americas and provides an honestly told lesson about the workings of scientific thought."—David Hurst Thomas, author of Skull Wars

"A natural storyteller, David Meltzer gives us a vivid picture of both the colonizing bands of humans who moved into the Americas and the researchers who followed their footsteps from Alaska to Chile. This is an insider's account, told with a keen eye and sense of humor, as if Meltzer were there when discoveries were made and when disputes were aired—as, indeed, he often was."—Ann Gibbons, author of The First Human: The Race to Discover our Earliest Ancestors

"The settling of the Americas has been a first-rate scientific puzzle since Columbus stumbled across the peoples of the Caribbean. David Meltzer is its ideal chronicler: a major participant in the research that is unlocking the mystery and a fine writer with a wry humor. Thank goodness there aren't too many scientists like him—science journalists like me would be out of business."—Charles C. Mann, author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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  • Item Weight : 2.2 pounds
  • Paperback : 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0520267990
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0520267992
  • Product Dimensions : 7 x 1.11 x 10 inches
  • Publisher : University of California Press; First Edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: : English
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