Old Amazonian Collecting-Hunting

  • Anna Roosevelt


absolute time period: 11,000–7000 b.p. Dates between 11,200–10,200 b.p. (c.13,200–12,500 cal b.p.) were obtained for the Paleoindian subtradition from 56 radiocarbon samples of tropical fruits, nuts, and wood, three OSL dates on sediment, and 10 thermoluminescence dates on burned lithic artifacts. Five dates on charcoal from hearths give the Archaic subtradition a range of about 8000–7000 b.p.


Tropical Rainforest Stable Carbon Isotope Ratio Projectile Point Iron Oxide Pigment Thermoluminescence Date 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Roosevelt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyThe Field MuseumUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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