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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!




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Students surveying at Little Panguingue Creek, Alaska

Into the Field – The summer of 2016 was busy as Kelly Graf, Center PhD student Angela Gore, and Yan Axel Gómez Coutouly took a team of field school students to Little Panguingue Creek, Alaska. Graf and Gore, along with Ted Goebel and Center graduate students Adam Burke and Josh Lynch also spent some time excavating McDonald Creek, Alaska.

Excavating at the Friedkin site, Texas.
Excavating at the Friedkin site, Texas.

Mike Waters and Center PhD student Josh Keene led a group of students, many of them Center graduate and undergraduate students, at the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas.  They spent 9 productive weeks excavating. They are now back in the lab processing their findings. Stay tuned!

CSFA students also conducted independent research in Florida, Nevada, and Texas!

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