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The Palaeolithic origins of human burial

Author: Paul Pettitt
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011 [i.e. 2010], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial' offers an engaging contribution to the debate on modern human origins. It is illustrated throughout, includes up-to-date examples from the lower to late upper palaeolithic, including information hitherto unpublished.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Pettitt
ISBN: 9780415354899 0415354897 9780415354905 0415354900 9780203001554 0203001559
OCLC Number: 166383941
Description: xi, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Death and the Palaeolithic --
Primate roots for early hominid morbidity and mortuary activity --
From morbidity to mortuary activity : developments from the australopithecines to Homo heidelbergensis --
From funerary caching to the earliest burials of early Homo sapiens --
The Neanderthals --
The first Homo sapiens populations in Europe : early and mid Upper Palaeolithic funerary activities ~35,000-21,000 bp --
From fragmentation to collectivity : human relics, burials, and the origins of cemeteries in the late Upper Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic --
The dead as symbols : the evolution of human mortuary activity.
Responsibility: Paul Pettitt.

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'The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial' offers an engaging contribution to the debate on modern human origins. It is illustrated throughout, includes up-to-date examples from the lower to late upper palaeolithic, including information hitherto unpublished.

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