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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