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Title Late Pleistocene archaeology and ecology in the far Northeast [electronic resource] / edited by Claude Chapdelaine ; foreword by Christopher Ellis.

Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Eight contributions adapted from presentations given at a symposium held at the 2009 annual meeting of the Quebec Archaeological Association in Sherbrooke; 2 additional contributions and the introd. written specifically for this book.
"Peopling of the Americas publications"--Prelimimary page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: toward the consolidation of a cultural and environmental framework / Claude Chapdelaine and Richard A. Boisvert -- Regional syntheses -- Paleoindian occupations in the Hudson Valley, New York / Jonathan C. Lothrop and James W. Bradley -- Maritime mountaineers: Paleoindian settlement patterns on the west coast of New England / John G. Crock and Francis W. Robinson IV -- The Paleoindian period in New Hampshire / Richard A. Boisvert -- Geographic clusters of fluted point sites in the far Northeast / Arthur Spiess, Ellen Cowie, and Robert Bartone -- Specialized studies -- New sites and lingering questions at the Debert and Belmont sites, Nova Scotia / Leah Morine Rosenmeier, Scott Buchanan, Ralph Stea, and Gordon Brewster -- The early Paleoindian occupation at the Cliche-Rancourt site, southeastern Quebec / Claude Chapdelaine -- The burial of early Paleoindian artifacts in the podzols of the Cliche-Rancourt site, Quebec / François Courchesne, Jacynthe Masse, and Marc Girard -- The Bull Brook Paleoindian site and Jeffreys Ledge: a gathering place near Caribou Island? / Brian S. Robinson -- Between the mountains and the sea: an exploration of the Champlain Sea and Paleoindian land use in the Champlain Basin / Francis W. Robinson IV -- Late Pleistocene to early Holocene adaptation: the case of the Strait of Quebec / Jean-Yves Pintal.
Summary The Far Northeast, a peninsula incorporating the six New England states, New York east of the Hudson, Quebec south of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Maritime Provinces, provided the setting for a distinct chapter in the peopling of North America. Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast focuses on the Clovis pioneers and their eastward migration into this region, inhospitable before 13,500 years ago, especially in its northern latitudes. Bringing together the last decade or so of research on the Paleoindian presence in the area, Claude Chapdelaine and the contributors to this volume discuss, among other topics, the style variations in the fluted points left behind by these migrating peoples, a broader disparity than previously thought. This book offers not only an opportunity to review new data and interpretations in most areas of the Far Northeast, including a first glimpse at the Cliche-Rancourt Site, the only known fluted point site in Quebec, but also permits these new findings to shape revised interpretations of old sites. The accumulation of research findings in the Far Northeast has been steady, and this timely book presents some of the most interesting results, offering fresh perspectives on the prehistory of this important region.
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Subject Paleo-Indians -- Canada, Eastern.
Paleo-Indians -- Northeastern States.
Indians of North America -- Canada, Eastern -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Northeastern States -- Antiquities.
Canada, Eastern -- Antiquities.
Northeastern States -- Antiquities.
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Canada, Eastern.
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Northeastern States.
Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- Canada, Eastern.
Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- Northeastern States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Chapdelaine, Claude.
Association des archéologues du Québec.
Other Form: Print version: Late Pleistocene archaeology and ecology in the far Northeast. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012 9781603447904 (DLC) 2012004370 (OCoLC)778314624
ISBN 9781603448055 (electronic bk.)
1603448055 (electronic bk.)