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Journey to the Ice Age

Discovering an Ancient World

At the end of the Ice Age, small groups of hunter-gatherers crossed from Siberia to Alaska and began the last chapter in the human settlement of the earth. Many left little or no trace. But one group, the Early Paleo-Indians, exploded onto the archaeological record about 11,500 radiocarbon years ago and expanded rapidly throughout North America, sending splinter groups into Central and perhaps South America as well. Journey to the Ice Age explores the challenges faced by the Early Paleo-Indians of northeastern North America. A revealing, autobiographical account, this is at once a captivating record of Storck’s discoveries and an introduction to the practice, challenges, and spirit of archaeology.

376 pages

Table of Contents

Maps, Tables, Illustrations, Photographs



1 Beginnings

2 The Elusive Trail

3 An Unexpected Turn

4 Breakthrough

5 Back to Beachcombing

6 Unfinished Business

7 Back to the Beginning

8 The Search Changes Direction

Epilogue: Approximations of the Past Appendix: Driving into Ice Age Ontario and Beyond

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