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    Yosef 52, Pluto, Nattiq, Aunt Pat

    the initial portion of this diary since I am avidly interested in the initial movement of modern man into Europe, and whether it preceded the glorious cave paintings.

    I am also curious about the migration from Siberia, because I've read that migration much before 15,000 years ago was blocked by glaciers in Alaska.

    Yet there are hints of somewhat earlier migrations, perhaps by coastal boats avoiding the glaciers?

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 11:25:07 PM PDT

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      Siberia prior to 20,000 ybp, I haven't seen it (but there's an enormous amount I haven't seen, obviously). As you read, the earliest habitation of Beringia appears to be around 14,000 ybp. Migration by boat seems like it would have been very problematic, given the challenges presented by the climate of the era, but who knows? It would be interesting to see if any Siberians followed the coast of Beringia eastward.

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      by Yosef 52 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 11:43:20 PM PDT

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