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Routes to Bering Strait

Chester S. Chard
American Antiquity
Vol. 26, No. 2 (Oct., 1960), pp. 283-285
DOI: 10.2307/276212
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/276212
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Abstract

Maximum glaciation in eastern Siberia, the final glaciation, the mountainous area, and the land area exposed by moderate lowerings of sea level are plotted on a map to illustrate that two routes from northeast Asia to northwest North America were available for human movements. The southern route along the coastal shelf may have played a more significant role in the initial settlement of the New World than did the northern route along the Arctic shore.

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