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Author Finlayson, Clive, 1955-

Title Neanderthals and modern humans : an ecological and evolutionary perspective / Clive Finlayson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 255 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 38
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 38
Contents Human evolution in the Pleistocene -- Biogeographical patterns -- Human range expansions, contractions and extinctions -- The modern human : Neanderthal problem -- Comparative behaviour and ecology of Neanderthals and modern humans -- The conditions in Africa and Eurasia during the last glacial cycle -- The modern human colonisation and the Neanderthal extinction -- The survival of the weakest
Summary Why did the Neanderthals go extinct? Were they just out-competed by our own ancestors? This book provides compelling evidence that populations of both species existed side by side for some time, and that it was the Neanderthals' failure to adapt fast enough to changing climatic conditions that sounded their death-knell
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-247) and index
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Subject Evolution
Human evolution.
Social evolution.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003055285
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