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.
Archaeological Evidence for Pre-Clovis Occupation of the Northeastern North America
12:10 PM–12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period)