November 20, 2017

A few items on the Solutrean Hypothesis

Filed under: Pre-Clovis — acagle @ 4:08 pm

A reader and I have been chatting about various stone tool doings and the Solutrean Hypothesis. I’ve never been a big fan of it myself and haven’t really kept up with the literature, but though I would provide a few recent papers on the subject.

Bradley and Stanford 2004: Argues for an ice-edge corridor, something like the ice-free corridor proposed for western N America. I actually hadn’t heard of this before (as I say, not something I really follow).

Westley and Dix 2008 provide a rebuttal for that.

The genetic evidence I’ve always thought was the weak spot, and still think that. Here’s a couple papers on that as well.

Raff and Bolnick 2015 and Raff and Bolnick 2014.

Putting these up for educational purposes, mind you. Will take them down in a couple of weeks.

1 Comment

  1. Maybe dogs can be a proxy …

    https://www.npr.org/2013/07/10/200498354/barking-up-the-family-tree-american-dogs-have-surprising-genetic-roots

    Comment by James the lesser — November 24, 2017 @ 9:59 am

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