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In search of Ice Age Americans
Tankersley, Kenneth B.
Adult Nonfiction E99.C832 T36 2002

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Summary: $24.95 hardcover · 1-58685-021-07˘ x 9 in, 256 pp, 50 Color Photographs, 32 Black & White Photographs and Line Drawings, Rights: W, Non-Fiction/Archeology Who were the first Americans? Where did they come from? When did they arrive? In this dramatic reconstruction of the daily lives of the earliest Americans, leading anthropologist Kenneth Tankersley tackles those questions, explaining how people survived the Ice Age and forever altered the course of human history. Drawing on more than two decades of fieldwork around the world, Tankersley takes readers on an exciting journey into America's most ancient human past-from the deep recesses of underground caverns in the East to the mountains and deserts of the West-providing a behind-the-scenes look at the search, discovery, and examination of Ice Age sites and artifacts. Based on the author's unique mix of archaeology, anthropology, and history, In Search of Ice Age Americans provides the most current theories and up-to-date answers to the fundamental questions of our past. This is the first book to tell the real stories behind America's most important archaeological discoveries by those who made them-farmers, teenagers, and cowboys-and through the oral traditions of Native Americans, the diaries of early European explorers, and the journals of America's founding fathers. This book is a must-read for anyone, young or old, interested in America's history. Kenneth B. Tankersley is a member of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a research associate of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. His research has been featured on National Geographic's Explorer, the Discovery Channel, All Things Considered, and Nova. He lives in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Douglas Preston has written extensively about America's past in books such as Dinosaurs in the Attic, Cities of Gold, and Talking to the Ground. He is best known for his archaeological suspense mysteries including The Relic, Riptide, and Reliquary. He has contributed to motion picture and television projects, as well as The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Harper's magazines. Preston is a research associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe and a board member of the School of American Research. He divides his time between Sante Fe and Italy.

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