Paleoindians in beringia: evidence from arctic alaska.

  title={Paleoindians in beringia: evidence from arctic alaska.},
  author={M. Kunz and R E Reanier},
  volume={263 5147},
Excavations at the Mesa site in arctic Alaska provide evidence for a Paleoindian occupation of Beringia, the region adjacent to the Bering Strait. Eleven carbon-14 dates on hearths associated with Paleoindian projectile points place humans at the site between 9,730 and 11,660 radiocarbon years before present (years B.P.). The presence of Paleoindians in Beringia at these times challenges the notion that Paleoindian cultures arose exclusively in mid-continental North America. The age span of… CONTINUE READING