Late Mousterian Persistence near the Arctic Circle

@article{Slimak2011LateMP,
  title={Late Mousterian Persistence near the Arctic Circle},
  author={L. Slimak and J. Svendsen and J. Mangerud and H. Plisson and Herbj{\o}rn Presthus Heggen and A. Brug{\`e}re and P. Pavlov},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={332},
  pages={841 - 845}
}
Artefacts at a site in the northern Urals dating to about 33,000 years ago suggest a last northern refuge of Neandertals. Palaeolithic sites in Russian high latitudes have been considered as Upper Palaeolithic and thus representing an Arctic expansion of modern humans. Here we show that at Byzovaya, in the western foothills of the Polar Urals, the technological structure of the lithic assemblage makes it directly comparable with Mousterian Middle Palaeolithic industries that so far have been… Expand
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