Out of Beringia?

  title={Out of Beringia?},
  author={J. Hoffecker and S. Elias and D. H. O'Rourke},
  pages={979 - 980}
  • J. Hoffecker, S. Elias, D. H. O'Rourke
  • Published 2014
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • A shrub tundra refugium on the Bering land bridge may have played a pivotal role in the peopling of the Americas. Based on the distribution of tundra plants around the Bering Strait region, Eric Hultén proposed in the 1930s that the now-submerged plain between Chukotka and Alaska—the Bering land bridge—became a refugium for shrub tundra vegetation during cold periods (1), which include the last glacial maximum (LGM) between ∼28,000 and 18,000 cal BP (calibrated radiocarbon years before the… CONTINUE READING
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