Paleoindians in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico
Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 23, No. 3
Issue editors: Jesse A.M. Ballenger and Vance T. Holliday
El Fin del Mundo is an important Paleoindian site in Sonora that was recently discovered by researchers from the Argonaut Archaeological Research Fund at the University of Arizona and researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Image credit: Henry D. Wallace.
This issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine reviews some of the big picture questions in Paleoindian research today: who were the first peoples to reach the Americas? When did they arrive? What was the relationship between the makers of Clovis spear points and the extinction of megafauna? Contributors focus on data recovered from sites in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Sonora. Many of these research programs are supported by endowments established by Joe and Ruth Cramer, whose philanthropy is changing the direction of Paleoindian research throughout North America.
Paleoindians in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico — Vance T. Holliday, University of Arizona; Michael Bever, ICF Jones & Stokes; and David J. Meltzer, Southern Methodist University
Current Paleoindian Research in Sonora, Mexico — Edmund P. Gaines, University of Arizona, and Guadalupe Sánchez, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
El Fin del Mundo — Guadalupe Sánchez, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; Edmund P. Gaines and Vance T. Holliday, University of Arizona; and Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Reassessing Naco, Arizona’s First Clovis Site — Jesse A.M. Ballenger, University of Arizona
Mammoths in the San Pedro Valley, Arizona — Jessica Z. Metcalfe, University of Western Ontario
Among the First New Mexicans: The Mockingbird Gap Clovis Site — Bruce B. Huckell, University of New Mexico
Excavations at Two Folsom Sites in the Middle Rio Grande Valley — Bruce B. Huckell, University of New Mexico
Life on the Plains of San Agustin — Matthew E. Hill Jr., University of Iowa
The Estancia Basin — William Reitze, University of Arizona
The Malpais Model: Pre-Clovis in the Sierra Pinacate, Mexico? — Michael P. Heilen, Statistical Research, Inc.
Extraterrestrial Impact in North America 12,900 Years Ago? — Todd A. Surovell, University of Wyoming
Murray Springs: A World-Class Site is Threatened — William H. Doelle, Center for Desert Archaeology
Back Sight — William H. Doelle, President & CEO, Center for Desert Archaeology