Atlantic Theory: Overview


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Where did the Solutreans live?

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1. Which is one reason why the Atlantic theory is controversial?

2. What are Clovis heads?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Atlantic theory is an alternative theory that attempts to answer how the first humans traveled to the New World and settled there. Studying the worksheet will allow you to learn more about the tenets of the theory, while the quiz will test you on topics such as who the first New World settlers were and how they may have arrived there.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the Solutreans lived
  • Why the Atlantic theory is controversial
  • What Clovis heads are
  • The Bering Land Strait theory
  • How Australia factors into the Atlantic theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Atlantic theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Atlantic theory and the Bering Land Strait theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Solutreans and where they came from

Additional Learning

To learn more about alternative theories on how the New World was first settled, review the corresponding lesson on the Atlantic theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Questions how humans first came to the New World
  • Identifies who the Solutreans were and where they came from
  • Examines Clovis heads as evidence of the Atlantic theory
  • Discusses lack of evidence and controversy surrounding the theory