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FSUCML Digging in the Dark: How Submerged Paleoindian Sites Are Illuminating First American Studies
March 10, 2016
Digging in the Dark: How Submerged Paleoindian
Sites Are Illuminating First American Studies
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 7 pm
Reception follows the presentation
A Presentation by Scientist Dr. Jessi Halligan
Although much research has focused on the peopling of the Americas, for more than 80 years, we still have many questions about the earliest Paleoindians. Research conducted during the past five years, however, has begun to provide some significant new insights. My collaborators and I have been conducting geoarchaeological investigations at numerous Paleoindian sites in Florida since 2008. Due to the excellent preservation found in Florida’s underwater contexts, we have been able to clarify the archaeological context of several sites, make predictions about preserved Paleoindian site locations in this area, provide some tantalizing hints about the colonization of the Americas, and make some comments on the lifestyle of Florida’s early Paleoindians.