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Coming into America

Author: Alan AldaJon ErlandsonDennis J StanfordMichael B CollinsAlbert C GoodyearAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2004.
Series: Scientific American frontiers.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program highlights current research which is challenging the traditional theory of how people first came to North America in prehistoric times. It has been assumed that the Clovis, the oldest people to populate the continent, moved south from Alaska as Canadian ice sheets were breaking up. New findings by archealogists indicate people may have come from more than one place following a number of routes including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Alda; Jon Erlandson; Dennis J Stanford; Michael B Collins; Albert C Goodyear; Steven R Holen; David Raymond Yesner; John Angier; National Science Foundation (U.S.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Connecticut Public Television.; Chedd-Angier Production Company.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 56325421
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Editor, David Berenson ; photography, Peter Hoving ; music, Randy Roos.
Performer(s): Narrated by Alan Alda.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Scientific American frontiers.
Other Titles: Scientific American.
Scientific American frontiers (Television program)
Responsibility: witten, produced and directed by John Angier ; PBS ; National Science Foundation produced in association with Scientific American Magazine ; CPTV ; produced by Chedd-Angier.

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This program highlights current research which is challenging the traditional theory of how people first came to North America in prehistoric times. It has been assumed that the Clovis, the oldest people to populate the continent, moved south from Alaska as Canadian ice sheets were breaking up. New findings by archealogists indicate people may have come from more than one place following a number of routes including a Pacific coastal route, a Beringian land route and an Atlantic ice route. Clovis culture and technology is discussed. New research findings by Dennis Stanford, Jon Erlandson, Michael Collins, Al Goodyear, Steve Holen and David Yesner are presented.

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