Populations dynamics in Northern Eurasian forests: a long-term perspective from Northeast Asia

  title={Populations dynamics in Northern Eurasian forests: a long-term perspective from Northeast Asia},
  author={Junzō Uchiyama and J. Christopher Gillam and Alexander Savelyev and Chao Ning},
  journal={Evolutionary Human Sciences},
Abstract Abstract The ‘Northern Eurasian Greenbelt’ (NEG) is the northern forest zone stretching from the Japanese Archipelago to Northern Europe. The NEG has created highly productive biomes for humanity to exploit since the end of the Pleistocene. This research explores how the ecological conditions in northern Eurasia contributed to and affected human migrations and cultural trajectories by synthesizing the complimentary viewpoints of environmental archaeology, Geographic Information Science… Expand
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