The Department of Geography Invites you to attend

Forging a New Understanding of the Late Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas

Mike Waters, Texas A&M University

Archaeological and genetic evidence accumulated over the last few decades show that the 80-year-old Clovis First model no longer explains the exploration and settlement of the Americas by humans at the end of the last Ice Age. Evidence from archaeological sites in North and South America are providing empirical evidence that people occupied the Americas by 15,000 years ago. Studies of modern and ancient genomes confirm this age estimate and tell us who these people were and where they came from. This archaeological and genetic evidence is rewriting our understanding of the First Americans.

This lecture is part of the Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series

Funding generously provided by the University Lectures Committee

Co-sponsored by Anthropology and Geosciences


  • Occurred Friday, February 9th, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


180 Science Hall

550 N. Park St.
Madison, WI


Jack Williams