Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Clim. Past, 13, 991–1005, 2017

Special issue: Climate–carbon–cryosphere interactions in the...

Clim. Past, 13, 991–1005, 2017

Research article 01 Aug 2017

Research article | 01 Aug 2017

Post-glacial flooding of the Bering Land Bridge dated to 11 cal ka BP based on new geophysical and sediment records

Martin Jakobsson et al.


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Short summary
The Arctic and Pacific oceans are connected by the presently ~53 m deep Bering Strait. During the last glacial period when the sea level was lower than today, the Bering Strait was exposed. Humans and animals could then migrate between Asia and North America across the formed land bridge. From analyses of sediment cores and geophysical mapping data from Herald Canyon north of the Bering Strait, we show that the land bridge was flooded about 11 000 years ago.