Archaeology, the Paleolithic of Northeast Asia, a Non-Tropical Origin for Humanity, and the Earliest Stages of the Settlement of America


Yuri A. Mochanov
Svetlana A. Fedoseeva
Richard L. Bland


Archaeology, Asia, Siberia, Diring Yuriak, Lena River, Paleolithic, Human origins, Human migration, Settlement patterns, Human origin theories, Migration to North America, Artifact assemblages


This controversial volume by Siberian archaeologists, Yuri Mochanov and Svetlana Fedoseeva, places the recent discoveries of early Paleolithic artifacts at the Diring Yuriak site on the Lena River in Siberia, dated at several million years ago, in a model of human origins in the north and thereby challenges the current ruling theory of human origins in Africa. In addition the authors provide illustrations of artifact assemblages from their forty years of research in northeast Siberia that span the early Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, and late Paleolithic periods.


  • Complete Book
  • Frontmatter
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • I. Archaeology, Science, and Human Evolution
  • II. Paleogeography of the North
  • III. Cold Climates and Human Origins
  • IV. Cultural Chronology of Northeastern Siberia
  • References
  • Figures
  • Plates


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April 24, 2017