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Toward a Prehistory of the Na-Dene, with a General Comment on Population Movements among Nomadic Hunters

D. E. Dumond
American Anthropologist
New Series, Vol. 71, No. 5 (Oct., 1969), pp. 857-863
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/670070
Page Count: 7
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Toward a Prehistory of the Na-Dene, with a General Comment on Population Movements among Nomadic Hunters
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Abstract

C. E. Borden has hypothesized that ancestral speakers of Na-Dene spread from Alaska to the Pacific Northwest by 5000 B.C. Based upon distributions of language and artifacts, two additional hypotheses are added here: (1) Once established from Alaska through British Columbia, Na-Dene people provided the means for the spread of side-notched projectile blades from the continental United States to Alaska before 4000 B.C. (2) After the Hypsithermal a further dispersal south and east from Alaska spread the specifically Athapaskan languages. It is further suggested that the spread of relatively nomadic hunters into country inhabited by their own linguistic and cultural relatives may be a regular and periodic occurrence.

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