Archaeological Evidence for Pre-Clovis Occupation of the Northeastern North America

12:10 PM–12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period)
Huxley Theater

When and how did humans first colonize the Americas? Archaeologists have vigorously debated this question for decades, and the arguments today continue, as passionate as ever. Dr. Jonathan C. Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology, reviews current theories for the Ice Age peopling of the Americas, and examines old and new archaeological evidence for earliest human occupations of northeastern North America.


Ice Age Hunters
Ice Age Hunters

Life group interpretation of Paleoindian peoples at the West Athens Hill site, Greene County (NYSM Native Peoples Hall exhibit)