Earlier Than You Think: A Personal View of Man in America

by George F. Carter

Hardcover, 1980

Status

Available

Call number

E61.C34

Publication

Texas A&M University Press (1980), Edition: 1st, 348 pages

Description

Our knowledge of the hundred-thousand-years of human prehistory in the Americas has grown in spite of false starts, disciplinary straitjackets, and occasional personal attacks of those who have challenged prevailing notions. George F. Carter has for forty years been at the forefront of the controversy over the age of American antiquity. Here he tells the dual story of that controversy and the fascinating unraveling of the record of human presence in the Americas. Events and a new generation of scientists are now proving that Carter's daring estimates of antiquity may after all have understated the time since humans first entered the Americas. This book is written for the inquiring reader rather than the technician. Yet archeologists, anthropologists, geographers, geologists, and historians of science too will find stimulation and illumination in its pages. This fresh examination of the archeological evidence and one scientist's search for it--the story of science in action--proves to be a very human story.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

9.5 inches

ISBN

0890960917 / 9780890960912
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