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The First Americans by J.M. Adovasio
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Mar 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: climate-and-energy, anthropology, history
Read in April, 2009

If you have even a mild interest in archeology, you will be glad you read this book. It's an interesting and enjoyably read that sheds light not only on the first evidence of humans in South America (Thousands of years earlier than many in the field will acknowledge) but on the stubbornness of human nature in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence.
The thrilling rivalry between archaeologists is not hidden in this book, which elevates it above most scholarly works, in my mind.

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