'New World' link to Arctic find
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2004
By Paul Rincon
BBC News Online science staff
Humans occupied the freezing lands high above the Arctic Circle during the last Ice Age, say Russian archaeologists.
New Stone Age artefacts from Yana in northern Siberia have pushed back the human presence in the Arctic by around 16,000 years, surprising many experts.
The finds also hint that North America may have been populated much earlier than thought given the dig's relative proximity to the Bering Strait. Full Article
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