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

@article{Pitulko2004TheYR,
  title={The Yana RHS Site: Humans in the Arctic Before the Last Glacial Maximum},
  author={Vladimir V. Pitulko and P. A. Nikolsky and Evgeny Yu. Girya and Alexander E Basilyan and Vladimir Tumskoy and S A Koulakov and Sergei Astakhov and Elena Yu Pavlova and Mikhail A. Anisimov},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={303},
  pages={52 - 56}
}
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… Expand
Anthropological Currents
  • Current Anthropology
  • 2005
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