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Pre-Clovis occupation 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site, Florida, and the peopling of the Americas.

Title: Pre-Clovis occupation 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site, Florida, and the peopling of the Americas.
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Name(s): Halligan, Jessi J, author
Waters, Michael R, author
Perrotti, Angelina, author
Owens, Ivy J, author
Feinberg, Joshua M, author
Bourne, Mark D, author
Fenerty, Brendan, author
Winsborough, Barbara, author
Carlson, David, author
Fisher, Daniel C, author
Stafford, Thomas W, author
Dunbar, James S, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-05-13
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Stone tools and mastodon bones occur in an undisturbed geological context at the Page-Ladson site, Florida. Seventy-one radiocarbon ages show that ~14,550 calendar years ago (cal yr B.P.), people butchered or scavenged a mastodon next to a pond in a bedrock sinkhole within the Aucilla River. This occupation surface was buried by ~4 m of sediment during the late Pleistocene marine transgression, which also left the site submerged. Sporormiella and other proxy evidence from the sediments indicate that hunter-gatherers along the Gulf Coastal Plain coexisted with and utilized megafauna for ~2000 years before these animals became extinct at ~12,600 cal yr B.P. Page-Ladson expands our understanding of the earliest colonizers of the Americas and human-megafauna interaction before extinction.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27386553 (IID), 10.1126/sciadv.1600375 (DOI), PMC4928949 (PMCID), 27386553 (RID), 27386553 (EID), 1600375 (PII)
Keywords: Archaeology, Florida, Late Pleistocene, Megafauna Extinction, Page-Ladson, Paleoindian, Pre-Clovis, Prehistoric America, Sporormiella, Underwater archaeology
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928949.
Subject(s): Animals
Archaeology
Extinction, Biological
Florida
Fossils
Geography
History, Ancient
Humans
Population Dynamics
Radiometric Dating
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27386553
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Science advances.
2375-2548
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 2

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Halligan, J. J., Waters, M. R., Perrotti, A., Owens, I. J., Feinberg, J. M., Bourne, M. D., … Dunbar, J. S. (2016). Pre-Clovis occupation 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site, Florida, and the peopling of the Americas. Science Advances. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27386553