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    Join in the Exploration!

    Happy Winter! The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the premier research organization dedicated to understanding the Ice Age peopling of the Americas. One reason is because of Center members, and we sincerely appreciate them! Center member support is crucial to research, education, public outreach, and vital to our mission of excellence.  […]

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    Winter Reading!

    Large-Scale Traps of the Great Basin By Bryan Hockett and Eric Dillingham Contributions by Clifford Alpheus Shaw and Mark O’Brien This important new research from Bryan Hockett and Eric Dillingham examines the archaeological evidence for large-scale traps over the past 9,000 years in North America’s Great Basin. The authors provide field identification methods, hard data, […]

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    In the Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    The October Mammoth Trumpet is published! A bonus issue for your Fall reading! Don’t miss out on reading part 2 of La Mina in Quintana Roo. You can also read about plotting the Arctic, what Paleolithic toolmakers favored, Thule people, Lee Bement’s forte, as well as two bonus articles. Subscribe today to find out more!

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    In the Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    The April Mammoth Trumpet is published! Read part 2 of our White Sands story, take a visit to Cooper’s Ferry where Clovis is not first in line, read about sedimentary ancient DNA, and more. Subscribe today so you don’t miss out.

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    New Study of the 13,900-year-old Osseous Point, Washington

    New study by Center Director Michael Waters and his coauthors of the 13,900-year-old osseous point embedded in the rib of the Manis Mastodon, Washington was just published in the journal Science Advances.  Click here to read the open access article.

  • January mammoth trumpet cover. Painting of Paleoamericans and animals sharing space in ancient New Mexico.

    In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    Take care and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The Winter Mammoth Trumpet has published! Learn more about the White Sands footprints, early tobacco use in North America, populating South America via the Pacific coast, Guadalupe Sánchez and her desert culture studies, and much more. The Mammoth Trumpet is produced four times a year and has been […]

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    A Year of Excellence

    Happy New Year! We hope you had a peaceful holiday season. The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the premier research organization dedicated to understanding the Ice Age peopling of the Americas. One of the reasons is because of your support and we thank you! Your membership and the generosity of your […]

  • October Mammoth Trumpet cover with flowers on a Pacific Ocean bluff

    In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    Take care, be well and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The Fall Mammoth Trumpet has published! Paleocoastal living on the Pacific (California) shore meant enjoying a bounty of food on Santarosae Island, a short boat ride away. We travel to Owl Ridge, Alaska, a site occupied for thousands of years. You can’t mention Paleoindian archaeology in […]

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    New Book!

    New from the Peopling of the Americas Publications. Combining underwater archaeology, terrestrial archaeology, and ethnographic and historical research, The Architecture of Hunting investigates the creation and use of hunting architecture by hunter-gatherers. Using examples of hunting architecture from across the globe and how they influence forager mobility, territoriality, property, leadership, and labor aggregation, Ashley Lemke […]

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