Dennis Stanford

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Dennis Stanford
BornDennis J. Stanford
(1943-05-13) May 13, 1943 (age 75)
Cherokee, Iowa, United States

Dennis J. Stanford (born 13 May 1943 in Cherokee, Iowa)[1] is an archaeologist and Director of the Paleoindian/Paleoecology Program at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.[2]

Along with Prof. Bruce Bradley, Stanford is known for advocating the Solutrean hypothesis, which contends that stone tool technology of the Solutrean culture in prehistoric Europe may have influenced the development of the later Clovis tool-making culture in the Americas by way of an earlier trans-atlantic European migration to North America during the Last Glacial Maximum. In 2012, they published details concerning their hypothesis in Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture.


  1. ^ ""Dennis Joe Stanford." American Men & Women of Science". Gale Biography In Context. Web. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. ^ Wilford, John Noble (11 November 1996). "A 10,000-Year-Old Site Yields Trove of Data in Florida". New York Times. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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