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Colonization of Northern Eurasia by modern humans: Radiocarbon chronology and environment

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Pavel Dolukhanov, Professor Anvar ShukurovORCiD


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The distribution of frequencies of radiocarbon-dated Palaeolithic sites in northern Eurasia shows three peaks of 40-30, 24-18 and 17-1 ka BP. We argue that these peaks reflect the waves in the colonization of that area by Anatomically Modern Humans stemming from Central and Eastern Europe and caused by environmental stress.

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Author(s): Dolukhanov PM, Shukurov AM, Tarasov PE, Zaitseva GI

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science

Year: 2002

Volume: 29

Issue: 6

Pages: 593-606

Print publication date: 01/01/2002

ISSN (print): 0305-4403

ISSN (electronic): 1095-9238

Publisher: Academic Press


DOI: 10.1006/jasc.2001.0753


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