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Out in the cold

Humans are very adaptable: during the last ice age, they apparently lived within the Arctic Circle. The discovery suggests that, although cold, the region was probably not covered in ice at the time.

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Figure 1: Climate and early human populations.

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Gowlett, J. Out in the cold. Nature 413, 33–34 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/35092660

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