Radiocarbon evidence of mid-Holocene mammoths stranded on an Alaskan Bering Sea island

  title={Radiocarbon evidence of mid-Holocene mammoths stranded on an Alaskan Bering Sea island},
  author={Russell D. Guthrie},
  • R. D. Guthrie
  • Published 17 June 2004
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
  • Nature
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