The Solutrean hypothesis: an examination of a lesser known model for the peopling of the Americas

  • Title: The Solutrean hypothesis: an examination of a lesser known model for the peopling of the Americas
    Author: Woodford, William
    Year: 2016
    Faculty Advisor: Biittner, Katie
    Keyword(s): Solutrean hypothesis, human migration
    Description: The objectives for this research project are to investigate the "Solutrean Hypothesis", which is often overlooked within the field of Anthropology, as well as by the general population as a whole. A summary of the model as well as evidence used to support and to challenge this model are presented. This model and the associated evidence used to support and to challenge the Solutrean Hypothesis are presented. This poster examines the published evidence for the peopling of the Americas and evaluates various models. Through this examination the intention is to gain a broader view on ancient humans and their capabilities to migrate vast distances. This will include a better understanding of the potential technologies they could have used to cross the North Atlantic Ocean.
    Notes: Presented on January 25, 2016 at Student Research Week held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Undergraduate Presentations
    Language: English

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