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Of or relating to prehistoric human culture in the Western Hemisphere from the earliest habitation to around 5,000 bc. Paleo-Indian cultures are distinguished especially by the various projectile points they produced.

Pa′le·o-In′di·an n.


(ˌpeɪ li oʊˈɪn di ən; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a New World cultural stage, c22,000–6000 B.C., distinguished by fluted-point tools and cooperative hunting methods.
2. a member of the American Indian people of this cultural stage, believed to have migrated orig. from Asia.
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Noun1.Paleo-Indian - a member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
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In the North Country, there are sites that old that are protected, very significant archaeological sites from the Paleo-Indian eras.
Readers will learn about the earliest people in the Great Lakes area, the Paleo-Indian People, French explorers, traders, the Paul Bunyan "myth," today's numerous ethnic festivals, including Brat(wurst) Days, Polka Days, Cheese Days, and the Wisconsin Highland Games, and more!
This expansion and improvement will be a fitting tribute to the Native Americans who first came to this historic site during the Paleo-Indian period.
The Younger Dryas lasted a thousand years and coincided with the extinction of mammoths and other great beasts and the disappearance of the Paleo-Indian Clovis people.
"Our new data compel Paleo-Indian researchers to think more broadly about the age and origins of Clovis technology."
Archaeologists report findings from one of the bison bone sites in Wyoming, where a bison trap was operated about 10,000 years ago by a Paleo-Indian group whose apparent cultural affiliations were the Hell Gap complex.
Thus, one of the authors (LN) remembers that in 1966, in the context of the International Congress of Americanists, in Mar del Plata, he had the opportunity of meeting the Evanses, along with Julio Montane, with whom they had already been in contact in relation to the Tagua Tagua Paleo-Indian site (Montane 1968).
This comes three years after divers found what they believe were once boulder-lined "drive lanes"--used by Paleo-Indian hunters to direct caribou to slaughter--in the same vicinity.
Some are casts of authentic early Paleo-Indian excavations," Pfeiffer said.
The famous Serpent Mound paleo-Indian effigy lies inside a 5-mile (8 km) impact feature of the same name.
The park is both a natural area--contained within a rare plateau in the Arkansas River Valley, cloven by a rugged canyon containing a 70-foot-high waterfall--and a place rich in archeological heritage, with artifacts dating back to Paleo-Indian times (9,500 BC-8,000 BC).
The organization of the book is chronological, covering from Paleo-Indian days to the present.