Palearctic

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Palearctic

(pā′lē-ärk′tĭk, -är′tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the biogeographic region that includes Europe, the northwest coast of Africa, and Asia north of the Himalaya Mountains.
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Three approximately coeval late Pleistocene cultural complexes are now recognized: Paleoindian, Nenana, and Paleoarctic (Denali).
Paleoarctic appears to have been the principal cultural base from which an early Holocene maritime focus developed.
Paleoarctic sites have been discovered over a region extending from northern Alaska to just north of Vancouver Island on the British Columbia coast.
Paleoarctic sites in coastal settings on the Gulf of Alaska include Ground Hog Bay 2 on Icy Strait (Ackerman et al.
Coastal Paleoarctic stone tool assemblages are not readily distinguishable from inland collections, but lithic materials at some sites provide evidence of water-borne coastal trade.
To summarize, an early form of coastal economy appears to have been pioneered by Paleoarctic groups in the Gulf of Alaska region between 9000 to 10,000 B.P., at least 1,500 years after the first presence of this cultural tradition can be detected on the eastern side of Bering Strait.