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January 01, 2004

30000 BC

Man in Siberia earlier than thought.

Pretty cool.

Russian scientists uncovered a 30,000-year-old site where ancient hunters lived on the Yana River in Siberia, some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and not far from the Bering land bridge that then connected Asia with North America.
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Finding evidence of human habitation at the Yana site "makes it plausible that the first peopling of the Americas occurred prior to the last glacial maximum," Daniel Mann of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, said in Science. The last glacial maximum was 20,000 to 25,000 years ago.
I would think they should use the word possible rather than plausible. Let's see if this holds up....
Posted by razib at 12:53 PM