By Juliet E. Morrow, Cristóbal Gnecco
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Distinctive types are readily recognized, and western fluted points were quickly divided into Clovis and Folsom types. But as late as the 1970s, it was considered a real possibility (for example, Wilmsen 1984) that these were coeval functional variants. Even now, a naïve analysis of overlapping 14C date ranges would support that interpretation. We must be explicit about the assumptions underlying stylistic seriation: that stylistic differences arise (1) through cultural drift caused by increasing geographic and social isolation, and (2) by innovation and inexact transmission of norms and techniques over time.
All dates are presented in uncalibrated 14C years. 3. See Gil et al. 1997 about the possibility of the presence of extinct camelid at Agua de la Cueva. 4. ” 2 Points in Time Establishing a Precise Hemispheric Chronology for Paleoindian Migrations Stuart J. Fiedel A precise chronological framework is the sine qua non for modeling and explaining the process of initial human colonization of the Americas. Recent advances in 14C calibration and paleoclimate research outlined in this chapter have radically altered our understanding of the terminal Pleistocene.
One interpretation of this evidence is that humans arrived in the area immediately after the extinction of sloths. A similar case can be constructed for the Argentine puna in relation to the Pleistocene horse (Fernández et al. 1991; Yacobaccio 1995, 1996) or for the northern desert of Chile (Dillehay et al. 1992: 177). 3 There are thus regions in which megamammals were still available when humans arrived (such as northern Venezuela and the pampas) and regions in which megamam mals apparently were already extinct.