News & Events

March 8th, 2003

America’s first inhabitants may have used the coastal road

E. James Dixon was interviewed for a Nature News Feature on the explosion of interest in studying the climatic, environmental and geological conditions that prevailed along the Pacific Coast during the past 35,000 years or so. In the article, Dixon notes an ongoing paradigm shift toward finding physical traces of early coastal migrants. Existing traces include a man-made tool that Dixon and colleagues have radiocarbon dated to about 10,300 years ago in a cave on Prince of Wales Island, southeast Alaska. The feature was published in the 6 March issue of Nature.