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Human Ecology of Beringia

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ISBN-10: 0231130600

ISBN-13: 9780231130608

Edition: 2007

Authors: John F. Hoffecker, Scott A. Elias

List price: $65.00
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Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Aleutians became exposed between northeast Asia and Alaska, and across that plain, most likely, walked the first people of the New World. This book describes what is known about these people and the now partly submerged land, named Beringia, which they settled during the final millennia of the Ice Age. Humans first occupied Beringia during a twilight period when rising sea levels had not yet caught up with warming climates. Although the land bridge between…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

John F. Hoffecker is a fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has conducted field research in Alaska and Russia. He is the author of A Prehistory of the North: Human Settlement of the Higher Latitudes, and in 2005 he received an honorary degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences.Scott A. Elias is professor of quaternary science at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, and adjoint fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Elias grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado, receiving a B.A. and then a Ph.D. in environmental biology. His…