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Routes: Alternate Migration Corridors for Early Man in North America
K. R. Fladmark
Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan., 1979), pp. 55-69
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279189
Page Count: 15
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This paper reviews the relative feasibility of interior and coastal routes for early man entering southern North America from Beringia during the late Pleistocene. Paleoenvironmental and archaeological data suggest that a chain of sea-level refugia around the North Pacific coast could have provided a real alternative to the interior "ice-free" corridor and that maritime cultural adaptations may have been among the first to arrive south of Canada.
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