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A Terminal Pleistocene Child Cremation and Residential Structure from Eastern Beringia

A Terminal Pleistocene Child Cremation and Residential Structure from Eastern Beringia,10.1126/science.1201581,Science,Ben A. Potter,Joel D. Irish,Jos

A Terminal Pleistocene Child Cremation and Residential Structure from Eastern Beringia   (Citations: 1)
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The dearth of human remains and residential sites has constrained inquiry into Beringian lifeways at the transition of the late Pleistocene–early Holocene. We report on human skeletal remains and a residential structure from central Alaska dated to {\textasciitilde}11,500 calendar years ago. The remains are from a {\textasciitilde}3-year-old child who was cremated in a pit within a semisubterranean house. The burial-cremation and house have exceptional integrity and preservation and exhibit similarities and differences to both Siberian Upper Paleolithic and North American Paleoindian features.
Journal: Science , vol. 331, pp. 1058-1062, 2011
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