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 (pā′lē-ärk′tĭk, -är′tĭk)
Of or relating to the biogeographic region that includes Europe, the northwest coast of Africa, and Asia north of the Himalaya Mountains.


(ˌpeɪ liˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

also paleoarctic

belonging to a biogeographic division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the N part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas.
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Earias species are a group of Paleoarctic, Ethiopian, Asiatic and Australasian pests that cause extensive damage to cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L.
AMS dating of the Area 22 American PaleoArctic Tradition microblade component at the Lisburne Site, Arctic Alaska.
Coastal archaeological sequences in the Gulf of Alaska region, from the eastern Aleutian Islands (Alaska) to the Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia), show common descent from founding Paleoarctic populations in the early Holocene, a high level of continued interaction through time, and shared trajectories of maritime adaptation.
The boundaries of the Gulf are coincident with the extent of coastal settlement by microblade-using Siberian-American Paleoarctic populations at the beginning of the Holocene.
This second component, located in the upper section of Stratigraphic Unit 2, represents a Denali complex occupation belonging to the Paleoarctic tradition (designated here as Denali I).