A researcher at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., is being recognized for her work that challenges the traditional approach to American archeology.
Paulette Steeves’ recently published book, ‘The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere,’ has been named an outstanding academic title by the American Library Association.
In her book, the archeologist and professor strongly disagrees with the claim by many in her field that there was little to no human activity in the Americas more than 12,000 years ago.
Not only does her book aim to rewrite what she calls the wrongs in archeology for the continent, but the Cree-Métis academic feels strongly her work is about reconciliation.