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Tooling Around—Dates Show Early Siberian Settlement

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Science  28 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5304, pp. 1268
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5304.1268

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A Report on page1281 presents new thermoluminescence dates on primitive stone tools from Siberia. The results suggest that early humans lived there as early as 260,000 years ago—long before anthropologists thought they were capable of surviving such a bitter climate.

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