Compiled by Jonathan B. Mabry, Desert Archaeology, Inc.
This is the website of the Center for the Study of the First Americans (CSFA) at Texas A&M University, which is “dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue and research and stimulation of public interest in the subject of the peopling of the Americas.” Order CSFA publications; read the full texts of recent issues of the Mammoth Trumpet, a quarterly news magazine about current research; and check out an index and selected articles for Current Research in the Pleistocene, an annual journal.
This the Smithsonian Institution’s Paleoamerican Origins page.
This is a website about David G. Anderson and Michael K. Faught’s ongoing project to compile information about Paleoindian projectile point distributions across North America. View maps of the distributions of more than 12,000 fluted points, read interpretive articles, find references used to build the database, and learn how you can help out.
This is the web page for Paleoindian and Archaic peoples of the Colorado Plateau on the website called Canyons, Cultures and Environmental Change: An Introduction to the Land Use History of the Colorado Plateau, cosponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, and Northern Arizona University. Check out illustrated articles and bibliographic references.
This is the National Park Service’s website on Kennewick Man. Read the reports of federally sponsored analyses of this 8,400-year-old skeleton, found in 1996 in Washington state, at the center of a legal battle between scientists who want to study it and Native American groups who want to rebury it. There is also a link to a web site with the full text of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), under which this case will be decided by a federal judge.
This website provides links to several websites related to the Clovis First vs. Pre-Clovis debate.
Order high-quality plastic casts of projectile points from 46 different Paleoindian sites by Pete Bostrom, perhaps the foremost specialist in artifact casting; order posters, cibachrome prints, and slidesets of Paleoindian artifacts; and visit the “Gallery of Wonders” of images of Stone Age artifacts from around the world.