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KaVn-2: An eastern Beringian tradition archaeological site in west-central Yukon Territory, Canada

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2001

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Heffner, Ty Alexander, 2001, KaVn-2: An eastern Beringian tradition archaeological site in west-central Yukon Territory, Canada: University of Alberta (Canada).

Summary

This thesis examines the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental record of the Beaver Creek area of west-central Yukon, through detailed excavation and analysis of cultural materials from KaVn-2, a late Pleistocene multi-component archaeological site located in the Shakwak Trench, and literature review. KaVn-2 contains evidence of initial human occupation dating to between 10,670 and 10,130 C14 years BP. The site, positioned approximately one kilometre within the maximum extent of ice during the last glaciation, became ice-free about 11,000 C14 years BP and was inhabited shortly thereafter. Later occupations span most of the Holocene. Lithic artifacts recovered from the early component show affinities to those from other Eastern Beringian [...]

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