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Welcome to the Center for the Study of the First Americans

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?

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The Center for the Study of First Americans is housed in the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. For more information, contact:
CSFA, Texas A&M University, 4352 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4352. The main office number is 979-845-4046, Email: csfa@tamu.edu.
The companion book to the Paleoamerican Odyssey conference is currently sold out. BUT! We are happy to announce that TAMU Press is currently reprinting the volume. Stay tuned for availability!

Mike Waters and colleagues publish article in Nature and present the genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial! (pdf)

Kelly Graf and colleagues publish article in Nature which shows that Siberians on the Mammoth Steppe were direct ancestors of the First Americans! (pdf)

Upcoming Field School Opportunity!
CSFA Summer Field School on the Bering Land Bridge
June 1-July 5, 2014

Ted Goebel and co-authors publish article in Journal of Archaeological Science on excavations, dating, and analysis of Paleoindian deposits at Serpentine Hot Springs, Alaska, a fluted point site on the Bering Land Bridge. (pdf)

Congratulations to John Blong for receiving a $15,000 Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M!