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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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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.
11 of Paleo-Indian migration and sites illustrating the main route between the Cordilleran and Laurentide ice sheets into North America from eastern Siberia, although no indication is given for a secondary route along the west coast.
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.
And while no Early Paleo-Indian sites have been found in northeast Asia (the culture apparently having developed in North America), Paleo-Indian stone tool technology has a Eurasian Upper Paleolithic look to it.
Some are casts of authentic early Paleo-Indian excavations," Pfeiffer said.
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.
In partnership with his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Seabury Mitchell, John amassed a remarkable collection reflecting the breadth of his interests ranging from earliest Paleo-Indian to contemporary from traditional to unusual and covering almost all of the tribes of North America.
while other vertebrates were apparently so uncommon; (2) why the proboscideans and other large mammals became so suddenly extinct; and (3) what was the impact of the Paleo-Indian population on the flora and fauna of Michigan.
Los Tapiales: a Paleo-indian campsite in the Guatemala highlands, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 121(3): 235-73.
Long before the days of ancient Greece and Rome, Paleo-Indian hunters at Little Salt Springs lanced a giant land tortoise with a spear.