Meaning of Paleo-Indian


Pronunciation: (pā"lē-ō-in'dē-un esp. Brit. pal&secnbē&hyphnb), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a New World cultural stage, c22,000–6000 b.c., distinguished by fluted-point tools and cooperative hunting methods.
  1. a member of the North American Indian people of this cultural stage, who are believed to have migrated originally from Asia and are known to have been expert big-game hunters.
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