A terminal pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from Eastern Beringia

Ben A. Potter, Joel D. Irish, Joshua D. Reuther, Carol Gelvin-Reymiller, Vance T Holliday

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1062
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume331
Issue number6020
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2011

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A terminal pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from Eastern Beringia. / Potter, Ben A.; Irish, Joel D.; Reuther, Joshua D.; Gelvin-Reymiller, Carol; Holliday, Vance T.

In: Science, Vol. 331, No. 6020, 25.02.2011, p. 1058-1062.

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Potter, BA, Irish, JD, Reuther, JD, Gelvin-Reymiller, C & Holliday, VT 2011, 'A terminal pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from Eastern Beringia', Science, vol. 331, no. 6020, pp. 1058-1062. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1201581
Potter, Ben A. ; Irish, Joel D. ; Reuther, Joshua D. ; Gelvin-Reymiller, Carol ; Holliday, Vance T. / A terminal pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from Eastern Beringia. In: Science. 2011 ; Vol. 331, No. 6020. pp. 1058-1062.
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