Welcome to the Center for the Study of the First Americans

image of PaleoAmerica coverCheck out the new Center for the Study of the First Americans’ new scientific journal PaleoAmerica, in partnership with Taylor & Francis Publishing. PaleoAmerica is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that focuses on the Pleistocene human colonization of the New World—the only scientific journal of its kind. The journal’s scope is interdisciplinary, covering archaeology, genetics, paleoanthropology, linguistics, and paleoenvironmental sciences; and it is international, covering North and South America, the Caribbean, and areas of the Old World from which the first Americans came. Moreover, PaleoAmerica bridges scholars studying the dispersal of modern humans in other parts of the world, welcoming contributions that cover the same research problem in places like Australia, island southeast Asia and even Tibet. PaleoAmerica replaces Current Research in the Pleistocene, the center’s much venerated annual journal.

If you are interested in providing a manuscript that fits one of these categories, please do not hesitate to contact the journal’s editor, Ted Goebel at goebel@tamu.edu, or visit Taylor & Francis’ web site at tandfonline.com. CSFA members can now subscribe to the journal at the member’s only yearly price of $22 for online, electronic access, and $35 for printed issues. Visit our Join/Renew page for more information.

PaleoAmerica is available at a discounted rate for current Center members only.
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Explore this website to learn more about the first inhabitants of the Americas and how you can become involved!


North, Central, and South America were the last continents to be populated by humans during the Ice Age.

When did the first people enter the Americas?

Who were the first immigrants?

How did they get here?