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

Author
Woodford, William
Faculty Advisor
Biittner, Katie
Date
2016
Keywords
Solutrean hypothesis , human migration
Abstract (summary)
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.
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Notes
Presented on January 25, 2016 at Student Research Week held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
Item Type
Student Presentation
Language
English
Rights
All Rights Reserved