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The Yana RHS Site: Humans in the Arctic Before the Last Glacial Maximum
A newly discovered Paleolithic site on the Yana River, Siberia, at 71°N, lies well above the Arctic circle and dates to 27,000 radiocarbon years before present, during glacial times. This age isExpand
The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene
34 ancient genome sequences are analyzed, revealing that the population history of northeastern Siberia was highly dynamic throughout the Late Pleistocene and Holocene, with earlier, once widespread populations being replaced by distinct peoples. Expand
Archaeological dogs from the Early Holocene Zhokhov site in the Eastern Siberian Arctic
Abstract Excavations on the Zhokhov Island yielded a small but meaningful collection of Early Holocene canine faunal remains (MNI = 13). To clarify the morphological characteristics of the ZhokhovExpand
Ancient genomes revisit the ancestry of domestic and Przewalski’s horses
Data indicate that Przewalski’s horses are the feral descendants of horses herded at Botai and not truly wild horses, which indicates that a massive genomic turnover underpins the expansion of the horse stock that gave rise to modern domesticates, which coincides with large-scale human population expansions during the Early Bronze Age. Expand
Evidence from the Yana Palaeolithic site, Arctic Siberia, yields clues to the riddle of mammoth hunting
Abstract It has become commonplace to talk about humans hunting mammoths, and overhunting is thought to have been one of the causes of the mammoth extinction. However, definite evidence of mammothExpand
Prelude to the extinction: Revision of the Achchagyi–Allaikha and Berelyokh mass accumulations of mammoth
Abstract The little known Achchagyi–Allaikha mass assemblage of mammoths and the well-known Berelyokh site (Lower Indigirka River, Arctic Siberia) were studied. Detailed study of theExpand
Last straw versus Blitzkrieg overkill: Climate-driven changes in the Arctic Siberian mammoth population and the Late Pleistocene extinction problem
Abstract A set of radiocarbon dates on woolly mammoth were obtained from several regions of Arctic Siberia: the New Siberian Islands (n = 68), north of the Yana-Indigirka Lowland (n = 43), and theExpand
Revising the archaeological record of the Upper Pleistocene Arctic Siberia: Human dispersal and adaptations in MIS 3 and 2
Abstract As the main external driver, environmental changes largely predetermine human population distribution, especially in the Arctic, where environmental conditions were often too extreme forExpand
The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene
Analysis of 34 newly recovered ancient genomes from northeastern Siberia reveal at least three major migration events in the late Pleistocene population history of the region, including an initial peopling by a previously unknown Palaeolithic population of ‘Ancient North Siberians’ and a Holocene migration of other East Asian-related peoples, which generated the mosaic genetic make-up of contemporary peoples. Expand
The Berelekh quest: A review of forty years of research in the mammoth graveyard in northeast Siberia
The Berelekh mammoth graveyard became known following its first scientific description in 1947. Both the “graveyard” and the “archaeological site” were investigated in the early 1970s, and thenExpand