MOTHER TONGUE
Newsletter of the Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory

Issue 25 · Summer 1995


Amerinds in Alberta Before 20k?

Mammoth Trumpet reports that a pre-glacial 'artifacts' site near the city of Calgary might be linked to mammoth sites ranging back to 40k in Alberta and showing human activity before the redoubtable Clovis horizon of 12k BP. However, the finds by Jeri Chlachula (U/Alberta) immediately ran into the usual archeological quarrel about whether they were artifacts or not. So strong is the opposition in American archeology to any pre- Clovis dates or cultures that our companion journal is becoming almost chary in its discussions. Why are their conservatives so much like the Americanist linguists? I always thought the Maginot Line was in France.

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