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Title: Recent research in the Bladen nature reserve: the preceramic occupations of Mayahak Cab Pek and Saki Tzul rockshelters
From the perspective of Central America, the peopling of the New World was a complex process lasting thousands of years and involving multiple waves of migration in the late Pleistocene and early Holocene periods. As the ice age ended across the New World people were adapting to changing environments and resources. In the Neotropics these changes would have been pronounced as patchy forests and grasslands gave way to broadleaf tropical forests. Investigations since 2014 are demonstrating that early Holocene humans lived, hunted, and were buried in and around rockshelters in the Bladen Nature Reserve. Data from these studies are illuminating the life histories and subsistence strategies of these earliest colonists of the lowland tropics
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Award ID(s):
1632061
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NSF-PAR ID:
10209129
Journal Name:
Research reports in Belizean archaeology
Volume:
17
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
199-208
ISSN:
2079-1038
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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