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Journey to the Ice Age: Discovering an Ancient World

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At the end of the Ice Age, small groups of hunter-gatherers crossed from Siberia to Alaska and opened the last chapter in the human settlement of the earth. Many left little or no trace. But one group--the Early Paleo-Indians--exploded suddenly on the archaeological record about 11,500 years ago and expanded rapidly throughout North America and, eventually, into South Amer ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by UBC Press
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Peter
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very good book: interesting, even captivating. And it's not simply text as there are many diagrams, illustrations and maps to illustrate the search and many sidebars to provide additional information. It's the story of Storck's "... effort to learn about the Early Paleo Indian people who lived in southern Ontario during the final phases of the Ice Age."
He describes the three decade search for evidence these people may have left in a landscape that 11,000 thousand years ago was very di
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This is an inside look at how an archaeologist explored the beginning of human occupation of central Canada during the late Ice Age. In a revealing autobiographical account, Dr. Peter L. Storck, Senior Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, discusses how he used geology to discover sites occupied by Early Paleo-Indian hunter-gatherers; and how, with the assistance of specialists in both archaeology and the natural sciences
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Andrew
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A good account of science by an archaeologist, how it's done, and how a research program evolves over the course of one scientist's professional career. Also a good account of how the Great Lakes emerged from ice and was peopled, using the evidence of archaeology from southern Ontario to tell the story.
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