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Publications by Dr.Paulette Steeves 

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere is a re-claimed history of the deep past of Indigenous people in North and South America during the Paleolithic. Paulette F. C. Steeves mines evidence from archaeology sites and Paleolithic environments, landscapes, and mammalian and human migrations to make the case that people have been in the Western Hemisphere not only just prior to Clovis sites (10,200 years ago) but for more than 60,000 years, and likely more than 100,000 years.

Steeves discusses the political history of American anthropology to focus on why pre-Clovis sites have been dismissed by the field for nearly a century. She explores supporting evidence from genetics and linguistic anthropology regarding First Peoples and time frames of early migrations. Additionally, she highlights the work and struggles faced by a small yet vibrant group of American and European archaeologists who have excavated and reported on numerous pre-Clovis archaeology sites.

In this first book on Paleolithic archaeology of the Americas written from an Indigenous perspective, The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere includes Indigenous oral traditions, archaeological evidence, and a critical and decolonizing discussion of the development of archaeology in the Americas.

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Editorial Reviews

“Writing in the vein of scholars such as Vine Deloria Jr., Paulette Steeves’s critique of the ‘Clovis-first’ model of peopling of the Americas both engages with and moves beyond current ideas about how and when people first came to these lands. The research presented in this book questions the ways archaeologists have traditionally constructed narratives of movement and arrival without considering Indigenous ways of knowing. This is an important and timely contribution to the field.”—Kisha Supernant (Métis), associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta
      — Kisha Supernant
 
“Paulette Steeves de-centers Western power and authority over Indigenous thought, voice, inclusion, and history. The result is an act of healing that benefits both Indigenous people and academic scholarship.”—Randall H. McGuire, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Binghamton University
      — Randall H. McGuire
 
“A timely analysis of the ethnocentric influences on past and present scientific inquiry and archaeological practice from the perspective of an Indigenous archaeologist. Steeves brings together a host of voices espousing the importance of contextual relationships in hypothesis development and archaeological analyses.”—Kathleen Holen, director of the Center for American Paleolithic Research
              — Kathleen Holen –This text refers to the hardcover (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1496202171?ie=UTF8&n=133140011) edition.

Publications

Steeves, Paulette, F.C. (2021). The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere. University of Nebraska Press. Lincoln, NB.

Steeves, P. (2020). Our Earliest Ancestors: Human and Non-Human Primates of North America. In Martin Porr & Jacqueline Matthews (Eds.), Interrogating Human Origins. Decolonization and the Deep Past. New York, NY: Routledge.

Steeves, P. (2020). Indigenous Methodologies in Archaeology. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd edition. (Ed.), Claire Smith. Springer New York. On-line 2019.

Steeves, P. (2020). The La Sena Site (18,440 ± 90 14 C yr BP): A Pre-Clovis site in South West Nebraska. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd edition. (Ed.), Claire Smith. Springer New York. On-line 2019.

Steeves, P. (2020). Deloria, Jr., Vine. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd edition. (Ed.), Claire Smith. Springer New York. (Revised entry upcoming in 2nd edition). On-line 2019.

Steeves, P. (2020). Mesa Verde Geography and Culture. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd edition. (Ed.), Claire Smith. Springer New York. (Revised entry upcoming in 2nd edition). On-line 2019.

Steeves, P. (2020). Clovis and Folsom, indigenous occupation prior to. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd edition. (Ed.), Claire Smith. Springer New York. (Revised entry upcoming in 2nd edition). On-line 2019.

Steeves, Paulette. (2018). “Indigeneity.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Ed. John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press. Oxford Online.

Steeves, P. (2017). Unpacking Neoliberal Archaeological Control of Ancient Indigenous Heritage. Archaeologies, 13(1), 48-65.

Steeves, P. (2015). Decolonizing the Past and Present of the Western Hemisphere (The Americas). Archaeologies, 11(1), 42-69.

Steeves, P. (2015). Academia, Archaeology, CRM, and Tribal Historic Preservation. Archaeologies, 11(1), 121-141.

Steeves, P. (2014). Deloria, Jr., Vine. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, (pp. 2091-2093). Springer New York.

Steeves, P. (2014). Mesa Verde Geography and Culture. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, (pp. 4776-4780). Springer New York.

Steeves, P. (2014). Clovis and Folsom, indigenous occupation prior to. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (pp. 1508-1513). Springer New York.

Steeves, P. F. (2014). Review of We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements. By Lynn Stephen. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013.  

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