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Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor

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Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. / Pedersen, Mikkel W.; Ruter, Anthony; Schweger, Charles; Friebe, Harvey; Staff, Richard A.; Kjeldsen, Kristian K.; Mendoza, Marie L Z; Beaudoin, Alwynne B.; Zutter, Cynthia; Larsen, Nicolaj K.; Potter, Ben A.; Nielsen, Rasmus; Rainville, Rebecca A.; Orlando, Ludovic; Meltzer, David J.; Kjær, Kurt H.; Willerslev, Eske.

In: Nature, Vol. 537, No. 7618, 10.08.2016, p. 45-49.

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Pedersen, MW, Ruter, A, Schweger, C, Friebe, H, Staff, RA, Kjeldsen, KK, Mendoza, MLZ, Beaudoin, AB, Zutter, C, Larsen, NK, Potter, BA, Nielsen, R, Rainville, RA, Orlando, L, Meltzer, DJ, Kjær, KH & Willerslev, E 2016, 'Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor', Nature, vol. 537, no. 7618, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19085

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Pedersen, M. W., Ruter, A., Schweger, C., Friebe, H., Staff, R. A., Kjeldsen, K. K., Mendoza, M. L. Z., Beaudoin, A. B., Zutter, C., Larsen, N. K., Potter, B. A., Nielsen, R., Rainville, R. A., Orlando, L., Meltzer, D. J., Kjær, K. H., & Willerslev, E. (2016). Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. Nature, 537(7618), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19085

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Pedersen MW, Ruter A, Schweger C, Friebe H, Staff RA, Kjeldsen KK, Mendoza MLZ, Beaudoin AB, Zutter C, Larsen NK, Potter BA, Nielsen R, Rainville RA, Orlando L, Meltzer DJ, Kjær KH, Willerslev E. 2016. Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. Nature. 537(7618):45-49. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19085

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Pedersen MW, Ruter A, Schweger C, Friebe H, Staff RA, Kjeldsen KK et al. Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. Nature. 2016 Aug 10;537(7618):45-49. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19085

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Pedersen, Mikkel W. ; Ruter, Anthony ; Schweger, Charles ; Friebe, Harvey ; Staff, Richard A. ; Kjeldsen, Kristian K. ; Mendoza, Marie L Z ; Beaudoin, Alwynne B. ; Zutter, Cynthia ; Larsen, Nicolaj K. ; Potter, Ben A. ; Nielsen, Rasmus ; Rainville, Rebecca A. ; Orlando, Ludovic ; Meltzer, David J. ; Kjær, Kurt H. ; Willerslev, Eske. / Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. In: Nature. 2016 ; Vol. 537, No. 7618. pp. 45-49.

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title = "Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor",
abstract = "During the Last Glacial Maximum, continental ice sheets isolated Beringia (northeast Siberia and northwest North America) from unglaciated North America. By around 15 to 14 thousand calibrated radiocarbon years before present (cal. kyr bp), glacial retreat opened an approximately 1,500-km-long corridor between the ice sheets. It remains unclear when plants and animals colonized this corridor and it became biologically viable for human migration. We obtained radiocarbon dates, pollen, macrofossils and metagenomic DNA from lake sediment cores in a bottleneck portion of the corridor. We find evidence of steppe vegetation, bison and mammoth by approximately 12.6 cal. kyr bp, followed by open forest, with evidence of moose and elk at about 11.5 cal. kyr bp, and boreal forest approximately 10 cal. kyr bp. Our findings reveal that the first Americans, whether Clovis or earlier groups in unglaciated North America before 12.6 cal. kyr bp, are unlikely to have travelled by this route into the Americas. However, later groups may have used this north-south passageway.",
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AU - Kjeldsen, Kristian K.

AU - Mendoza, Marie L Z

AU - Beaudoin, Alwynne B.

AU - Zutter, Cynthia

AU - Larsen, Nicolaj K.

AU - Potter, Ben A.

AU - Nielsen, Rasmus

AU - Rainville, Rebecca A.

AU - Orlando, Ludovic

AU - Meltzer, David J.

AU - Kjær, Kurt H.

AU - Willerslev, Eske

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N2 - During the Last Glacial Maximum, continental ice sheets isolated Beringia (northeast Siberia and northwest North America) from unglaciated North America. By around 15 to 14 thousand calibrated radiocarbon years before present (cal. kyr bp), glacial retreat opened an approximately 1,500-km-long corridor between the ice sheets. It remains unclear when plants and animals colonized this corridor and it became biologically viable for human migration. We obtained radiocarbon dates, pollen, macrofossils and metagenomic DNA from lake sediment cores in a bottleneck portion of the corridor. We find evidence of steppe vegetation, bison and mammoth by approximately 12.6 cal. kyr bp, followed by open forest, with evidence of moose and elk at about 11.5 cal. kyr bp, and boreal forest approximately 10 cal. kyr bp. Our findings reveal that the first Americans, whether Clovis or earlier groups in unglaciated North America before 12.6 cal. kyr bp, are unlikely to have travelled by this route into the Americas. However, later groups may have used this north-south passageway.

AB - During the Last Glacial Maximum, continental ice sheets isolated Beringia (northeast Siberia and northwest North America) from unglaciated North America. By around 15 to 14 thousand calibrated radiocarbon years before present (cal. kyr bp), glacial retreat opened an approximately 1,500-km-long corridor between the ice sheets. It remains unclear when plants and animals colonized this corridor and it became biologically viable for human migration. We obtained radiocarbon dates, pollen, macrofossils and metagenomic DNA from lake sediment cores in a bottleneck portion of the corridor. We find evidence of steppe vegetation, bison and mammoth by approximately 12.6 cal. kyr bp, followed by open forest, with evidence of moose and elk at about 11.5 cal. kyr bp, and boreal forest approximately 10 cal. kyr bp. Our findings reveal that the first Americans, whether Clovis or earlier groups in unglaciated North America before 12.6 cal. kyr bp, are unlikely to have travelled by this route into the Americas. However, later groups may have used this north-south passageway.

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