The Yana RHS Site: Humans in the Arctic Before the Last Glacial Maximum

  title={The Yana RHS Site: Humans in the Arctic Before the Last Glacial Maximum},
  author={V. Pitulko and P. A. Nikolsky and E. Y. Girya and A. E. Basilyan and V. Tumskoy and S. A. Koulakov and S. N. Astakhov and E. Pavlova and M. A. Anisimov},
  pages={52 - 56}
  • V. Pitulko, P. A. Nikolsky, +6 authors M. A. Anisimov
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • A newly discovered Paleolithic site on the Yana River, Siberia, at 71°N, lies well above the Arctic circle and dates to 27,000 radiocarbon years before present, during glacial times. This age is twice that of other known human occupations in any Arctic region. Artifacts at the site include a rare rhinoceros foreshaft, other mammoth foreshafts, and a wide variety of tools and flakes. This site shows that people adapted to this harsh, high-latitude, Late Pleistocene environment much earlier than… CONTINUE READING

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