||The cave at the end of the world : Cueva del Medio and the early colonization of southern South America / Fabiana M. Martin, Dominique Todisco, Joel Rodet, Francisco J. Prevosti, Manuel San Román, Flavia Morello, Charles Stern, and Luis A. Borrero -- Lithics and early human occupations at the southern end of the Deseado Massif (Patagonia, Argentina) / Nora Viviana Franco and Lucas Vetrisano -- A systematic strategy for assessing the early surface archaeological record of continental Aisén, Central Western Patagonia / César Méndez, Amalia Nuevo Delaunay, Omar Reyes, Antonio Maldonado, and Juan-Luis García -- Early human occupation in the southeastern plains of South America / Rafael Suárez -- Mobility and human dispersion during the peopling of northwest South America between the late Pleistocene and the early Holocene / Francisco Javier Aceituno-Bocanegra and Antonio Uriarte -- The Clovis-like and Fishtail occupations of southern Mexico and Central America : a reappraisal / Guillermo Acosta-Ochoa, Patricia Pérez-Martínez, and Ximena Ulloa-Montemayor -- Mexican prehistory and Chiquihuite Cave (northern Zacatecas) : studying Pleistocene human occupation as an exercise of skepticism / Ciprian F. Ardelean, Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales, Jean-Luc Schwenninger, Juan I. Macías-Quintero, Jennifer Watling, and -- Monica G. Ponce-Gonzalez -- Stone tool technology at the Gault site : exploring technology, patterns, and the early human occupation of North America / Thomas J. Williams, Nancy Velchoff, Michael B. Collins, and Bruce A. Bradley -- The end of an era? Early Holocene Paleoindian caribou hunting in a Great Lakes glacial refugium / Ashley K. Lemke and John M. O'Shea -- Late Pleistocene occupation(s) in North America / J. M. Adovasio and David R. Pedler -- Midwestern Paleoindians, stone tools, and proboscidean extinctions / Michael J. Shott -- Where tides of genes perpetual ebb and flow : what DNA evidence tells us about the peopling of the Americas / Theodore G. Schurr -- Comments and discussion / Tom D. Dillehay.
||"This edited volume, which emerged from a symposium organized at the 2014 SAA meeting in Austin, Texas, covers recent Paleoamerican research and site excavations from Patagonia to Canada. Contributors discuss the peopling of the Americas, early American assemblages, lifeways, and regional differences. Many scholars present current data previously unavailable in English. Chapters are organized south to north in an attempt to shake the usual north-centric focus of Pleistocene - Early Holocene archaeological studies and to bring to the forefront the many fascinating discoveries being made in southern latitudes. The diversity of approaches over a large geographic expanse generates discussion that prompts a re-evaluation of predominant paradigms about how the expansion of Homo sapiens in the Western Hemisphere took place. Those who work in Paleoamerican studies will embrace this book for its new data and for its comparative look at the Americas."--Provided by publisher.