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    Happy Holidays to All

    The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the premier research organization dedicated to understanding the Ice Age peopling of the Americas. Center member support is crucial to research, education, and public outreach. The generosity of your gifts are vital to our mission of excellence. In 2019, Center graduate students conducted research in […]

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    Publish in PaleoAmerica and Make an Impact!

    The Center’s journal, PaleoAmerica has a new Impact Score of 1.56 SJR: 0.98 Congratulations Ted Goebel, Editor-in-Chief! CSFA members can subscribe to the journal at the member’s only yearly price of $22 for online, electronic access, and $35 for printed issues.Visit our Join/Renew page for more information. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, […]

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    What’s New In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet?

    Ghost Fossils! Was White Sands, New Mexico a possible kill site? Read about the oldest footprints in North America, take a look at the Topper site, and remembering Dennis Stanford. The Mammoth Trumpet is published four times a year and has been published since 1984. Articles in the Mammoth Trumpet include breaking news on important discoveries and issues facing […]

  • Archaeology Roadshow 2019

    The Center for the Study of the First Americans and the Texas A&M Department of Anthropology proudly hosted the ANTH 304 Archaeolgoy Roadshow Field Trip Course from August 8 – 22, 2019. This year, the two week field trip course explored Ice Age archaeology and natural history of First Americans in the Rocky Mountains of […]

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    Clovis Mammoth Butchery: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology

    Thirteen millennia ago, in a small creek valley in western South Dakota, two mammoths perished. The mammoths, an adult and a juvenile, likely a cow and calf pair, died at the edge of an ancient pond. The Lange/Ferguson site is the earliest dated archaeological site in South Dakota and one of the few North American […]

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    Human Dispersal from Siberia to Beringia: Assessing a Beringian Standstill in Light of the Archaeological Evidence

    A new article in Current Anthropology, “Human Dispersal from Siberia to Beringia: Assessing a Beringian Standstill in Light of the Archaeological Evidence” by Kelly Graf and Ian Buvit in which they present an overview of the Siberian and Beringian Upper Paleolithic records and discuss them in the context of a Beringian Standstill. They report that not […]

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    Morgan Smith Named Graduate Student Representative

    Center graduate student Morgan Smith was named as a graduate student representative for the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology. He is the first graduate student specializing in prehistoric (First Americans) underwater archaeology to be named to the board! Morgan is a Ph.D. graduate student at Texas A&M University in the Anthropology program. Morgan specialized in geoarchaeology, underwater […]

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    Choosing a Path to the Ancient World in a Modern Market: the Reality of Faculty Jobs in Archaeology

    A report in the journal American Antiquity titled, “Choosing a Path to the Ancient World in a Modern Market,” by Jeff Speakman and co-authors ranks Texas A&M University as one of the top 10 institutions to get a PhD in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology! We rank 7th in the country of programs to successfully place our […]