Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory” as Want to Read:
Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Since 1977, archaeologist Tom Dillehay has been unearthing conclusive evidence of human habitation in the Americas at least 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, settling a bitter debate and demolishing the standard scientific account of the settlement of the Americas. The question of how people first came to the Americas is now thrown wide open: the best guess is that they arrived ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published February 14th 2001 by Basic Books (first published February 2001)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 63)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Timothy Egan's book Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis sparked my interest in American Indian cultures, so I decided that I had best begin at the beginning. Thomas Dillehay proves to my satisfaction that the beginning was a very, very long time ago--perhaps as much as 15,000 - 20,000 years before the present. Like most of us, I had vague school memories of the Clovis big-game hunting culture that supposedly peopled the Americas sometime ar ...more
" ... multiple migrations ... Early arrivals may have been proto-Mongoloids, later ones perhaps more like modern Mongoloids or Asians ... Two types of human skeletons, a robust form and a gracile form, apparently coexisted in early Holocen South America ... suggest that the earliest South Americans may not be morphologically linked with northeastern Asians or Siberians ... more closely resemble South Pacific and South Asian populations ... These results only add to the unanswered questions." And ...more
Felix Palacios
Felix Palacios marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Jason marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2015
Kyle Robinson
Kyle Robinson is currently reading it
Jan 11, 2015
Kim Haynes
Kim Haynes marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2015
Bree (AnotherLookBook)
Bree (AnotherLookBook) marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2014
Mattia added it
Oct 24, 2014
Jorge Gómez
Jorge Gómez marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2014
Amy Stiffler
Amy Stiffler marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
Carrie Jolly
Carrie Jolly marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
Andy is currently reading it
Jun 13, 2014
Michael Watson
Michael Watson marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2014
Allan marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Mj Villafuerte
Mj Villafuerte marked it as to-read
May 03, 2014
Linus Vieira
Linus Vieira marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2014
Denise Heap
Denise Heap marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2014
Stace marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory The First Americanssearch and Research

Share This Book