Palearctic

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Palearctic

[¦pāl·ē′ärd·ik]
(ecology)
Pertaining to a biogeographic region including Europe, northern Asia and Arabia, and Africa north of the Sahara.
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contrasts markedly with the technology of Paleoarctic immigrants to the northern coast, and may find its origins in Clovis and Protowestern traditions of the interior Plateau (Matson and Coupland 1995:66-81).
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.
The belief that the Nenana complex represents a separate population unrelated to microblade-using Paleoarctic groups (Haynes, 1982; Goebel et al.
Paleoarctic bands may have followed caribou herds pushed north by invading spruce, only to make southern incursions in colder times.
This is important at a time of ongoing debates over the validity of certain late Pleistocene cultures in Alaska considered separate from the Paleoarctic tradition (Yesner, 1996), such as the Nenana and Mesa complexes (Kunz and Reanier, 1995).