Paleoanthropology. Early human presence in the Arctic: Evidence from 45,000-year-old mammoth remains.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Pitulko, Vladimir V; Tikhonov, Alexei N; Pavlova, Elena Y; Nikolskiy, Pavel A; Kuper, Konstantin E; Polozov, Roman N
Year of Publication: 2016
Date Published: 2016 Jan 15
Publication Language: eng
Keywords: Animals, Anthropology, Arctic Regions, Bone and Bones, Europe, Human Activities, Human Migration, Humans, Mammoths, Paleontology, Siberia
Archaeological evidence for human dispersal through northern Eurasia before 40,000 years ago is rare. In west Siberia, the northernmost find of that age is located at 57°N. Elsewhere, the earliest presence of humans in the Arctic is commonly thought to be circa 35,000 to 30,000 years before the present. A mammoth kill site in the central Siberian Arctic, dated to 45,000 years before the present, expands the populated area to almost 72°N. The advancement of mammoth hunting probably allowed people to survive and spread widely across northernmost Arctic Siberia.
Alternate Journal: Science