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2014-12-03 05:26:11

There is a disconnect in our current knowledge about the American mastodon (Mammut americanum) between what we know of their preferred habitat and the age estimates of fossils.

Sacramento Valley Red fox Photo Ben Sacks
2014-10-10 03:00:11

Researchers have for the first time investigated ancestry across the red fox genome, including the Y chromosome, or paternal line.

Most Complete Ancient Skeleton From New World Sheds New Light On Human Migration
2014-05-16 07:33:27

An international team of scientists have uncovered the most genetically complete human skeleton from the New World yet, dating back more than 12,000 years.

New Analysis Reveals Relationship Between Siberian And North American Languages
2014-03-13 08:51:04

Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America

Bering Land Bridge Was Home To Early Natives For 10,000 Years: Study
2014-02-28 09:47:53

After the ancestors of modern day Native Americans left Asia, they spent approximately 10,000 years living in the shrubby lowlands of the Bering land bridge, according to genetic and environmental evidence.

Picky Eating Was Critical In Saber-Tooth Tiger Extinction
2013-05-09 08:46:34

Dietary flexibility may have been an important factor, giving wolves and bears an edge over saber-toothed cats and cave lions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Native Americans, Northern Europeans Genetically Related
2012-12-01 11:17:42

The results of a new study help fill in the gaps in scientific understanding of both Native American and Northern European ancestry.

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2012-07-12 12:47:14

The largest survey of Native American DNA ever conducted has revealed that people settled the New World in three distinct waves, not one as previously believed.

Deglaciation Data Opens Door For Earlier First Americans Migration
2012-06-25 04:06:21

A new study of lake sediment cores from Sanak Island in the western Gulf of Alaska suggests that deglaciation there from the last Ice Age took place as much as 1,500 to 2,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska.


Latest Beringia Reference Libraries

Steppe Wisent, Bison priscus
2012-05-10 05:08:05

The steppe wisent (Bison priscus) or steppe bison was common to North America, Central Asia, Europe, and Beringia during the Quaternary period. It is thought that the steppe bison appeared around the same time as the aurochs , an extinct type of cattle, in Asia. Descendants of the steppe bison are often confused with the aurochs species. During the late Pleistocene era, the steppe wisent became extinct, giving rise to the modern wisent in Europe, and eventually the modern Bison in America....

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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