In Search of Ice Age Americans

In Search of Ice Age Americans




This behind-the-scenes look at the search, discovery, and examination of Ice Age sites and artifacts reveals the real stories behind America's most important archaeological discoveries—and the teenagers, cowboys, and farmers who made them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586850210
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 08/23/2002
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kenneth Tankersley is a menber of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a research associate of the Cleveland Musuem of Natural History. His research has been featured on National Geographic's Explorer, the Discovery Channel, All Things Considered, and Nova. He now lives in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

Douglas Preston has written extensively about America's past in books such as Dinosaurs in the Attic, Cities of Gold, and Talking to the Ground. He is best known for his archaeological suspense mysteries including The Relic, Riptide, and Reliquary. He has contributed to motion picture and television projects, as well as The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Harper's magazines. Preston is a research associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe and a board member of the School of American Research. He divides his time between Sante Fe and Italy.

Read an Excerpt

It is late September and there's already a bite of cold in the early morning air. A burst of northwesterly wind pushes waves across the tops of auburn-colored prairie grass. A family of mammoths is foraging on sedge and willow leaves as they follow the dry mud-cracked streambed in search of water. An old matriarch, like her mother before her, is leading the herd to a source of water, just as she has done hundreds of times before. She is taking them slowly across the broad flat plains to a spring-fed pond at the head of a coulee in the western hills. Raising the dexterous tip of her trunk, she detects faint traces of moisture in the air, a reinforcing gesture to the other mammoths that indeed they are on the right path to water.

Table of Contents





A Day in the Life

Frontier Archaeology

European Influences

Cowboys & Collectors

Clovis Culture

The Crook County Clovis Cache

The Trail to Crook County

The Sunrise Mine

Thieves of Time

How Old is Clovis?

Were Clovis th First Americans?

Routes of Entry

Ice Age Cave Explorers

Clovis & Beyond


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In Search of Ice Age Americans 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is more fiction than science. Some interesting facts, but it read more like a rambling western than a scientific investigation. I would put it at a 6th grade reading level; it would probably appeal most to younger audiences.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this was very informitable and a joy to read ,kenneth b. tankersley talks of his adventures with the great FORREST FINN who found the famous fenn site and manny other sites, and ken shares some knowledge of anthropology,chemistry,geology and archeology with great stories and facts that has credintials of the highest levels