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Earliest human presence in North America dated to the last glacial maximum: New radiocarbon dates from Bluefish Caves, Canada.

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The timing of the first entry of humans into North America is still hotly debated within the scientific community. Excavations conducted at Bluefish Caves (Yukon Territory) from 1977 to 1987 yielded a series of radiocarbon dates that led archaeologists to propose that the initial dispersal of human groups into Eastern Beringia (Alaska and the Yukon Territory) occurred during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). This hypothesis proved highly controversial in the absence of other sites of similar ag...

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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PLoS One Journal website
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12
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1
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e0169486
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-12-16
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1932-6203
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pubs:671506
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uri:0b04562a-aece-4f63-94ce-7e34d9e6b03b
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uuid:0b04562a-aece-4f63-94ce-7e34d9e6b03b
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