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Before modern humans : new perspectives on the African Stone Age

Author: Grant S McCall
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating volume, assessing Lower and Middle Pleistocene African prehistory, argues that the onset of the Middle Stone Age marks the origins of landscape use patterns resembling those of modern human foragers. Inaugurating a paradigm shift in our understanding of modern human behavior, Grant McCall argues that this transition--related to the origins of "home base" residential site use--occurred in mosaic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant S McCall
ISBN: 9781611322224 1611322227
OCLC Number: 980447894
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2015.
Description: 390 pages : illustrations, cartes, graphiques ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Stone tool technology and the organizational approach --
The organization of Early Stone Age lithic technology --
The organization of Middle Stone Age lithic technology --
Fear and loathing in Paleolithic faunal analysis --
Implications of Lower and Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage composition --
Implications of Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominin bone modification patterns --
Alternative perspectives on hominin biological evolution and ecology --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Grant S. McCall.

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