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One also has to carefully look at how the beads might have arrived in Alaska prior to 1500. They didn't just drop from the sky. I looked carefully at the history of European (and Eastern Asian) incursion into the region and no one is mentioned until considerably later. It is, of course, possible that a handful of beads was carried by numerous consecutive individuals from Western Europe to northwestern Alaska prior to 1550, but considering the huge distance, not very likely.