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Author Turner, Christy G.

Title Animal teeth and human tools : a taphonomic odyssey in Ice age Siberia / Christy G. Turner II, Nicolai D. Ovodov, Olga V. Pavlova
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Contents Acknowledgments; Note on photograph identifications; 1 What is perimortem taphonomy, and why study it in Siberia?; Introduction; Preliminary remarks; Analogy and taphonomy; How this study began; The landscape; Studying perimortem taphonomy; An imaginary tale of winter death; 2 Bone damage and its meaning; Taphonomy: the man; A few historical accounts of perimortem taphonomy; Definitions of 26 perimortem taphonomic variables; Piece selection; Grand total; Summary; 3 The 30 Siberian archaeological and paleontological sites, distributed from the Ob River to the Sea of Japan
1 Afontova GoraBackground; Findings; Discussion; 2 Boisman II; Background; Findings; Discussion; 3 Bolshoi Yakor I; Background; Findings; Discussion; 4 Borabashevskaya; Background; Findings; Discussion; 5 Denisova Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 6 Dvuglaska Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 7 Gosudarev Log I; Background; Findings; Discussion; 8 Kamenka; Background; Findings; Discussion; 9 Kaminnaya Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 10 Kara-Bom; Background; Findings; Discussion; 11 Kirkalinskaya Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 12 Krasny Yar; Background; Findings
Discussion13 Kurla I; Background; Findings; Discussion; 14 Malaya Seeya; Background; Findings; Discussion; 15 Mal'ta; Background; Findings; Discussion; 16 Maly Yaloman Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 17 Mokhovo Mine 1; Background; Findings; Discussion; 18 Nizhneudinskaya Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 19 Okladnikov Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 20 Proskuryakova Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 21 Razboinich'ya Cave; Background; The dog skull; Findings; Discussion; 22 Sarala Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 23 Shestakovo; Background; Findings
Discussion24 Straschnaya Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 25 Ust-Kan Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 26 Ust-Kova; Background; Findings; Discussion; 27 Varvarina Gora; Background; Findings; Discussion; 28 Volchiya Griva; Background; Findings; Discussion; 29 Yelenev Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 30 Zhemchuzhnaya Cave; Background; Findings; Discussion; 4 Discussion: analyses, comparisons, inferences, and hypotheses; Summary of our descriptive perimortem taphonomic findings; Analytical findings; Bone damage, site definitions, literature comparisons, food ways
What is an archaeological site?Some other comparisons; A modern assemblage; A Neolithic assemblage; An Upper Paleolithic assemblage; Damage signatures; Cooking; Meat caches; Site disturbance; Review of studies of modern carnivores with emphasis on hyenas; Modern hyenas; Hunting; Dens; Scavenging; Growth; Siberian humans and hyenas; Modern attitudes about hyenas; Human predation by carnivores; Other attacks on humans; Did late Pleistocene Siberian hyenas hunt humans?; Did humans eat hyenas?; Hyenas and archaeological stratigraphy; Who were the late Pleistocene humans of Siberia?
Summary "The culmination of more than a decade of fieldwork and related study, this unique book uses analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to propose a new hypothesis for the peopling of the New World. The authors present evidence based on examinations of more than 9000 pieces of human and carnivore bone from 30 late Pleistocene archaeological and palaeontological sites, including cave and open locations, which span more than 2000 miles from the Ob River in the West to the Sea of Japan in the East. The observed bone damage signatures suggest that the conventional prehistory of Siberia needs revision and, in particular, that cave hyenas had a significant influence on the lives of Ice Age Siberians. The findings are supported by more than 250 photographs, which illustrate the bone damage described and provide a valuable insight into the context and landscape of the fieldwork for those unfamiliar with Siberia"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Paleontology -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Teeth, Fossil -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Tools, Prehistoric -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Siberia (Russia) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Ovodov, Nicolai D.
Pavlova, Olga V.
ISBN 1107055857 (electronic bk.)
113934336X (electronic bk.)
9781107055858 (electronic bk.)
9781139343367 (electronic bk.)