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Science  28 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6174, pp. 961-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6174.961

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Summary

Archaeologists once considered Beringia, a now partly submerged landmass that once stretched from Siberia to northern Canada, as chiefly a highway between continents. Now, a flurry of studies suggests that this lost world could have been an ice age haven, dotted with game and wildflowers, for both animals and humans. According to one model, the ancestors of today's Native Americans may have stayed in Beringia for thousands of years before coming to the Americas.