Arctic without ice

Published: Monday 15 October 2001

Recent discovery of animal bones and stone tools has raised speculations that humans lived in the Arctic Circle during the Ice Age and the region then may not have been covered by ice. An international team of scientists has discovered stone artifacts; reindeer, wolf and horse bones; and a mammoth tusk with human-made marks on a dig at Mamontovaya Kurya in the northern Russia. "The bones and artifacts indicate that the northeast must have been relatively dry during the Ice Age," said archeologist John Gowlett (Reuters , September 7, 2001).

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