A Fluted Point from the Uptar Site, Northeastern Siberia

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Science  02 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5275, pp. 634-636
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5275.634


Lanceolate bifacial points, including one fluted specimen, have been collected from beneath an early Holocene tephra at the Uptar site, northeastern Siberia. Thus, the technology associated with the well-known Paleoindian tradition was not confined to the Americas. The Uptar collection does not compare readily with other Beringian complexes and demonstrates that there is greater diversity in the archaeological record of northeastern Siberia than traditional colonization models imply.

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