New Dates and a Proposed Chronology for the Little John Site (KdVo-6), a Multi-Component Site in Eastern Beringia, Yukon Territory, Canada
New AMS radio-carbon dates derived from culturally modified bone and charred material in association with artifacts has expanded our appreciation of the antiquity and continuity of occupation at the Little John site, from the early Bolling-Allerod in the Late Pleistocene post-glacial period through the Early and Later Holocene. These new dates, combined with dates from other local sites on the Yukon – Alaska borderlands, allow us to identify a number of discrete chrono-zones at Little John that can be related to, and increase our understanding of, regional vegetation and climate history, major Climate Events, and cultural complexes identified elsewhere in Eastern Beringia. In this paper we present a brief overview of the Little John site and the most recent developed chronology that currently guides our continued excavations and analyses.
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New Dates and a Proposed Chronology for the Little John Site (KdVo-6), a Multi-Component Site in Eastern Beringia, Yukon Territory, Canada. Norman Easton, David Yesner, Vance Hutchinson, Michael Grooms, Jordan Handley. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397677)
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