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Title Neandertals and modern humans in Western Asia / edited by Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki, and Ofer Bar-Yosef
Published New York : Plenum Press, [1998]
©1998

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Description xi, 539 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents Climatic changes, paleogeography, and the evolution of the Neandertals -- Sapiens and Neandertals : rethinking the Levantine Middle Paleolithic hominids -- Anatomy of the Neandertal infant skeleton from Dederiyeh Cave, Syria -- The search for the earliest modern Europeans : a comparison of the es-Skhul 1 and Krapina 1 juveniles -- Does any Mousterian cave present evidence of two hominid species? -- Morphological variation in West Asian postcrania : implications for obstetric and locomotor behavior -- Ontogenetic variation in Late Pleistocene Homo sapiens from the Near East : implications for methodological bias in reconstructing evolutionary biology --
Evolutionary implications of altered perspectives on hominine demes and populations in the later Pleistocene of western Eurasia -- Chronological and biogeographic perspectives on later human evolution -- The chronology of the Middle Paleolithic of the Levant -- Progress in ESR and U-series chronology of the Levantine Paleolithic -- GIF laboratory dates for Middle Paleolithic Levant -- The faunal sequence of the Southwest Asian Middle Paleolithic in relation to hominid dispersal events -- The earliest Paleolithic occupation in Syria -- Site formation processes in Kebara and Hayonim Caves and their significance in Levantine prehistoric caves -- Intrasite spatial patterns and behavioral modernity : indications from the Late Levantine Mousterian rockshelter of Tor Faraj, southern Jordan --
The lithic assemblages of Amud Cave : implications for understanding the end of the Mousterian in the Levant -- Hayonim Cave lithic assemblages in the context of the Near Eastern Middle Paleolithic : a preliminary report -- Bitumen as hafting material on Middle Paleolithic artifacts from the El Kowm Basin, Syria -- The technological abilities of the Levantine Mousterians : cultural and mental capacities -- The role of hunting and scavenging in Neandertal procurement strategies : new evidence from Kebara Cave (Israel) -- Pleistocene species trends at Hayonim Cave : changes in climate versus human behavior -- Neandertal and early modern human mobility patterns : comparing archaeological and anatomical evidence -- Prospects for stable isotopic analysis of Later Pleistocene hominid diets in West Asia and Europe --
Upper limb versus lower limb loading patterns among Near Eastern Middle Paleolithic hominids --A reassessment of the Tabun C2 mandible -- The evolution of culture : a comparative perspective -- Domestic fire as evidence for language -- A comparative perspective on Paleolithic cultural patterns -- The Middle and the Early Upper Paleolithic around the Black Sea -- Turkey as a key -- The impact of climatic changes on the demography of Late Neandertal and early anatomically modern populations in Europe -- Why anatomically modern people did not disperse from Africa 100,000 years ago -- Afterword
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Hominids -- Asia.
Hominids -- Middle East.
Neanderthals -- Asia.
Neanderthals -- Middle East.
Asia -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Author Akazawa, Takeru, 1938-
Aoki, Kenichi, 1948-
Bar-Yosef, Ofer.
LC no. 98035581
ISBN 0306459248