ERIC Number: ED093603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Approach to the Study of Far Western North American Prehistory: Early Man.
Cressman, Luther S.
This bulletin, in keeping with the basic purpose of all the bulletins published by the Museum of Natural History of Oregon, contains the text of a lecture presented in the field of anthropology. The approach taken is interdisciplinary. Drawn together are not only published works, but also the skills and wisdom of scholars in the peripheral disciplines on which archaeology so greatly relies. Cressman's approach deals with the so-called Early Man record, using artifacts as a means to an end and not an end in themselves. He presents a consideration of the origins of the New World population considering first the question of indigenous origin. This he rules out and then presents in detail the facts that support that the population was derived from another continent, namely, northeastern Asia. Evidence is presented from geological data, and the archaeological evidence is presented in detail. A list of publications of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Oregon is included. (EB)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Bulletins, Geology, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Science Education
University of Oregon, Museum of Natural History, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Museum of Natural History.