Early peopling of Central and South America

Cultural diversity in Palaeoindian populations

Biface technologies in the Americas

James Steele is co-ordinating the compilation of a geo-referenced database of early dates for human occupation in Central and South America. The database will be constructed using existing published measurements but possibly also undertaking limited targeted re-dating of key sites. The database shall be used to constrain simulation models of population expansion while output will also be used to predict spatial and temporal trends in cultural diversity in Palaeoindian populations.

This is a continuation of a project previously reported as part of the work of the AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity.

Related outputs

  • Reporting of the previous phase of this research is available here»


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Project Partners:

  • Lucas Bueno, Laboratório de Estudos Evolutivos Humanos, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Gustavo Politis & Luciano Prates, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del bosque s/nº - (1900), La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Jose Oliver (UCL Institute of Archaeology)


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