Native populations survived the Younger Dryas by switching from big game to fishing

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 08:43 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Research led by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks has delved into the freshwater fishing practices of ancient Native Americans. In the paper, "Freshwater and anadromous fishing in Ice Age Beringia," published in Science Advances, the anthropologists detail zooarchaeological and biomolecular analyses of fish remains from several archaeological sites in eastern Beringia, a region of western Alaska.

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