Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference Presentations  

October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)

12:00-6:00 pm       Registration
6:00-8:00 pm         Welcoming reception at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center


October 17, 2013 (Thursday)

8:00-8:30         Conference Introduction,
                        Native American Blessing by Mr. Jose Lucero (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM)

The Archaeology of late Pleistocene Beringia

Late Pleistocene Siberia: Setting the Stage for the Peopling of the Americas (Kelly Graf)
Human Technological and Behavioral Adaptation to Landscape Changes Before, During, and After the Last Glacial Maximum in Japan (Masami Izuho)
Yana RHS site, earliest occupation of Siberia (Vladimir Pitulko, Pavel Nikolskiy, Aleksandr Basilyan and Elena Pavlova)
Technology and Economy Among The Earliest Prehistoric Foragers in Interior Eastern Beringia (Ben Potter, Chuck Holmes, and David Yesner)
Biface Traditions of Northern Alaska and their Role in the Peopling of the Americas (Heather Smith, Jeff Rasic, and Ted Goebel)
Discussion–all presenters Q&A

Late Pleistocene Migration Routes and the Origins of the First Americans
Vectors, Vestiges and Valhallas? Rethinking the Corridor (John W. Ives and Duane Froese)
After Clovis-First Collapsed: Reimagining the Peopling of the Americas (Jon M. Erlandson)
Searching for Pleistocene-Aged Submerged Archaeological Sites Along Western North America's Pacific Coast: Current Research and Future Needs (Quentin Mackie, Loren G. Davis, Daryl Fedje, Duncan McLaren and Amy E. Gusick)
The Chesapeake Bifaces: Evidence for an LGM Occupation of the Mid-Atlantic Region of North America? (Dennis Stanford, Darrin Lowery, Margaret Jodry, Bruce Bradley, Marvin Kay and Robert J. Speakman)
Three Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas (Connie Mulligan and Andrew Kitchen)  
A Genomic Sequence of a Clovis Individual (Eske Willerslev)
The Late Pleistocene Human Settlement of Interior North America: The Role of Physiography and Sea Level Change (David G. Anderson, Thaddeus G. Bissett, and Stephen J. Yerka)
Discussion–all presenters Q&A 

October 18, 2013 (Friday)

The Clovis Archaeological Complex
8:00-8:30 Clovis Across the Continent: Distribution, Chronology, and Climate (Vance T. Holliday and Shane Miller)
8:30-9:00 Imagining Clovis as a Cultural Revitalization Movement (Bruce A. Bradley and Michael B. Collins)
9:00-9:30 Clovis-Era Subsistence: Continental Patterning and Regional Variability (Gary Haynes)
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:30 Clovis Caches: An Update and Consideration of Their Role in the Colonization of New Lands (David Kilby and Bruce Huckell)
10:30-11:00 The Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) Cosmic Impact Hypothesis, 12.9 ka: A Review (James P. Kennett, Allen West, Ted Bunch, and Wendy Wolbach)
11:00-11:30 Pleistocene Extinctions: The State of Evidence and the Structure of Debate (Nicole M. Waguespack)
11:30-12:00 Discussion-all presenters Q&A
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Late Pleistocene Achaeology of Western North America and South America, and the Biological Evidence for the Peopling of the Americas
1:30-2:00 The Increasing Complexity of the Colonization Process: A View from the North American West (Charlotte Beck and George T. Jones) 
2:00-2:30  Bioarchaeological Biographies of Ancient Americans (Douglas W. Owsley)
2:30-3:00 The First Humans in the Yucatan Peninsula Found in Drowned Caves: The Days of the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene in a Changing Tropic (Arturo H. Gonzalez Gonzalez, A. Terrazas, W. Stinnesbeck, M. Benavente, J. Avilés, C. Rojas, J.M. Padilla, A. Velasquez, E. Acevez, and E. Frey)
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Rethinking Early Objects and Landscapes in the Southern Cone (Nora Flegenheimer, Laura Miotti and Natalia Mazzia)
4:00-4:30 Late Pleistocene Economic and Cultural Diversity in North Peru (Tom D. Dillehay)
4:30-5:00 The First Colonization of South America Eastern Lowlands: Brazilian Archaeological Contributions to Settlement of America Models (Adriana Schmidt Dias and Lucas Bueno)
5:00-5:30 Early Human Occupation of Lagoa Santa, Central Brazil: Implications for the Dispersion and Adaptation of Early Human Groups in South America (Mark Hubbe, Walter Neves, Danilo Bernardo, André Strauss, Astolfo Araujo, and Renato Kipnis with Neves)
5:30-6:00 Discussion-all presenters Q&A

October 19, 2013 (Saturday)

The Older-Than-Clovis Archaeological Record of North and South America
8:00-8:30 Adaptations along the Ice Margin: Analysis, Interpretation and Implications of Four Pre-Clovis Megafauna Butchery Sites in the Western Great Lakes Region (Daniel J. Joyce)
8:30-9:00 Paisley Caves: 14,500 Years of Human Occupations in the Northern Great Basin (Dennis L. Jenkins) 
9:00-9:30 In Search of the First Americans? What the Friedkin Site, Texas, and Manis Site, Washington Tell us About the First Americans (Michael Waters)
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:30 The Ones that Still Won't Go Away (J. M. Adovasio and D. R. Pedler)
10:30-11:00 Topper, An Early Paleoamerican Site in South Carolina (Albert C. Goodyear, Douglas A. Sain, Megan Hoak King, Derek T. Anderson, and M. Scott Harris)
11:00-11:30 The Mammoth Steppe Hypothesis: The Mid Wisconsin (OIS 3) Peopling of the Americas (Steven R. Holen and Kathleen Holen)
11:30-12:00 Discussion-all presenters Q&A
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 The Pleistocene Human Occupation of Piaui: An Unacceptable Reality? And Nevertheless they are Old! (Eric Boëda)
2:00-2:30 North America Before Clovis: Variance in Temporal/Spatial Cultural Patterns, 24,000 to 13,000 BP (Michael B. Collins, Dennis J. Stanford, and Darrin L. Lowery)
2:30-3:00 Fingerprinting Stone Tool Production Processes: Towards an Identification of Human Artifact Characteristics (William Andrefsky, Jr.)
3:00-3:30 A Geoarchaeological Approach to the Search for Pre-Clovis Sites in North America: An Example from the Central Plains (Rolfe D. Mandel)      
3:30-4:00 Geochronology, Stratigraphy and Taphonomy as the Foundations for Pre-Clovis Research (Thomas W. Stafford, Jr.)
4:00-5:30 Panel Discussion (Luis Alberto Borrero, Robert L. Kelly, Dennis H. O'Rourke, and Bonnie Pitblado)
5:30-6:00 Closing Statements,
Native American Blessing by Mr. Jose Lucero (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM)


Occupying New Lands: Global Migrations and Cultural Diversification with         Particular Reference to Australia (Peter Hiscock)