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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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November 14th 2012:The Search for Paleoindians Underneath the Sea: Underwater Archaeology and New World Colonization

Even the strongest climate change skeptics are aware of the cyclical nature of sea level rise. Encroachment of the sea is related to the melting of the ice sheets and the associated elevation of global water lines along our coasts. However, the earliest Americans populated the New World at the end of the Ice Age, at least 15,000 years ago. At that time sea level was depressed by about 30 meters since the ocean waters were locked up as frozen ice sheets. In recent years the search for evidence of the late glacial hunters and Stone Age man in the Americas has concentrated on explorations along t

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Michael Faught

Dr. Michael Faught is a senior Maritime Archaeologist at Panamerican Consultants, Inc, assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology at University of Florida and Treasurer and Board Member at Archaeological Research Cooperative. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Arizona in 1978, 1989 and 1996, respectively. His research interests include Paleoindian and Early Archaic cultures, their origins, pathways, settlement patterns, and emergence of regional traditions. Dr. Faught extensively uses predictive modeling, remote sensing, underwater excavation and geoarchaeological sampling methods for submerged prehistoric sites in his research. He also has exper
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