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Peopling the New World Arctic

All Paleo-Eskimos represent a single migration pulse from Siberia into the Americas, independent of the Neo-Eskimo Thule people (ancestors of modern-day Inuit) and the related extinct Sadlermiut population. The Siberian Birnirk people were likely cultural and genetic ancestors of modern-day Inuit. Continue reading

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Agricultural beginnings were during the pre-Holocene glacial period

The origins of agriculture from the evidence of stones used to grind grains lie at least 23000 years ago in the fertile crescent of west Asia and in the depths of the pre-Holocene glacial maximum. But new evidence from North China suggests that these origins of may well lie in many regions – roughly simultaneously and following much the same paths of development. Continue reading

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