Pre-Clovis in the Americas – Professional Participation Only, Please

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. – November 2012

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Adovasio, Jim
Director, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Erie, Pennsylvania
Abstract: Plant Fiber Technologies and the Initial Colonization of the New World
Abstract: Meadowcroft Rockshelter: Retrospect 2012

Agenbroad, Larry
Principal Investigator, Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, South Dakota

 Araujo, Astolfo
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Abstract: The Archaeological Record of Eastern South America and its Implications on the Clovis / Pre-Clovis Debate

 Aubry, Thierry
Instituto Portugués de Archaeologia, Vila Nova de Foz Coa, Portugal

 Bradley, Bruce

University of Exeter
Abstract: Older Than Clovis Bifacial Technologies of Eastern North America

Chatters, Jim
AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc., Bthell, Washington

Clark, Jorie
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OregonAbstract: Regional Variability in Deglacial Sea-Level Rise Across the Western U.S. Continental Shelf: Implications for the Archaeological Record

Collins, Mike
Gault School of Archaeological ResearchAbstract: Older-than-Clovis Components at Gault in a Western Hemispheric Perspective

Dillehay, Tom
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Professor Extraordinaire and Honorary Doctorate at the Universidad Austral de Chile

Harris, John
Chief Curator,  George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.

Hemmings, Andy
Research Professor of Anthropology / Archaeology University of Texas
Abstract: Drowned Paleoindian Sites in the Gulf of Mexico

Holen, Stephen / Holen, Kathleen
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Abstract: Percussion Technology in the Americas: Evidence from Bone  Assemblages Utilized by Pleistocene Humans

Lieb, Trudy

Lowery, Darrin
Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20013
Department of Geography, University of Delaware
Abstract: Pedologic and Geologic Protocols for Understanding the Archaeology of Exploration: A Middle Atlantic Pre-Clovis Case Study

Parrott, Colby

Pettitt, Paul
Reader in Palaeolithic Archaeology The University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kindgom

Rice, David
Tkwinit Twati Anthropological Services
Abstract: Origin and Antiquity of a Western North American Stemmed Point Tradition:  A Pre-Clovis Perspective

Schneider, Alan
Conference Co-chair Institute for Archaeological Studies

Stanford, Dennis
Chairman, Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution
Abstract: 5 Pre-Clovis Sites

Stenger, Alison
Conference Co-chair
Institute for Archaeological Studies Portland, Oregon
Abstract: Characterizing Pre-Clovis Sites, Material Culture, and Origins

Suarez, Rafael
Departamento Arqueología Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay and Museo de Arqueología y Ciencias Naturales (Salto)
Abstract: Early Paleoamerican Pre-Fishtail settlement in the South Cone: Evaluation and discussion of the evidence

Tallman, Donna


Wagner, Dan
Geo-Sci Consultants University Park, Maryland
Abstract: Why Cactus Hill


Wah, John
Matapeake Soil and Environmental Consultants, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Abstract: Pedologic and Geologic Protocols for Understanding the Archaeology of Exploration: A Middle Atlantic Pre-Clovis Case Study


Waters, Mike
Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Geography
Director, Center for the Study of the First Americans
Executive Director, North Star Archaeological Research Program Texas A&M University
Abstract: In Search of the First Americans – What the Friedkin Site, Texas, and Manis Site, Washington Tell us About the First Americans

Wernecke, Clark
Gault School of Archaeological Research
Abstract: Older-than-Clovis Components at Gault in a Western Hemispheric Perspective

Willerslev, Eske
Director, Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics and the National CryoBank and Sequencing Facility Professor, National History Museum and the Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen Visiting Professor at Oxford University