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PrintDiscovery – Co-principal investigators Mike Waters and Jessi Halligan (former CSFA student) report on the discovery of artifacts dating back to 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site Florida in the journal Science Advances. To read about the discoveries at the Page-Ladson site visit Science Advances. The full article is open-access and free to read!


Mike Waters and Center graduate student Morgan Smith look over the Pre-Clovis biface found at Page-Ladson, Florida!




Into the Field – The summer of 2016 will be busy as Kelly Graf and Ted Goebel will take a team of students to MacDonald Creek and other sites in Alaska. Mike Waters and his students will be excavating at the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas. CSFA students will be conducting independent research in Florida, Nevada, and Texas!

PaleoAmerica – To learn more about the firstimage of PaleoAmerica cover Americans, consider subscribing to the Center’s new journal PaleoAmerica.

CSFA members can subscribe to the journal at the member’s only yearly price of $22 for online, electronic access, and $35 for printed issues. Visit our Join/Renew page for more information.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please do not hesitate to contact the journal’s editor, Ted Goebel at goebel@tamu.edu, or visit Taylor & Francis’ web site at tandfonline.com.

PaleoAmerica is available at a discounted rate for current Center members only.
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Explore this website to learn more about the first inhabitants of the Americas and how you can become involved!


North, Central, and South America were the last continents to be populated by humans during the Ice Age.

When did the first people enter the Americas?

Who were the first immigrants?

How did they get here?