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A Terminal Pleistocene Child Cremation and Residential Structure from Eastern Beringia

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2011

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Potter, Ben A., Irish, Joel D., Reuther, Joshua D., Gelvin-Reymiller, Carol, and Holliday, Vance T., 2011, A Terminal Pleistocene Child Cremation and Residential Structure from Eastern Beringia: Science, v. 331, no. 6020, p. 1058-1062.

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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 ~11,500 calendar years ago. The remains are from a ~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.

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1126/science.1201581

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