Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2006


Published in Great Plains Research 16:1 (Spring 2006). Copyright © 2006 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


Organized into three sections-"The First Settlers," "The Trail to the Americas," and "The Land and People Transformed"- The Settlement of the American Continents: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography is one of the latest edited volumes on the subject of the peopling of the Americas. Between the editors' introduction and closing, chapters by a number of authors offer diverse views of the early peopling event from the disciplines of physical anthropology, linguistics, genetics, ecological anthropology/archaeology, and paleontology. The volume is well edited, containing copious notes and a good bibliography.