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Neandertals and modern humans in Western Asia

Author: Takeru Akazawa; Kenichi Aoki; Ofer Bar-Yosef
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, 1998.
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These collected papers gather the most up-to-date archaeological discoveries of Western Asia - a region that is often overshadowed by African or European findings - but the only region in the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Takeru Akazawa; Kenichi Aoki; Ofer Bar-Yosef
ISBN: 0306459248 9780306459245
OCLC Number: 644572108
Description: 539 p. : il
Contents: Issues of Evolution and Chronology: Evolutionary Implications of Altered Perspectives on Hominine Demes and Populations in the Later Pleistocene of Western Eurasia; F.C. Howell. Chronological and Biogeographic Perspectives on Later Human Evolution; C. Stringer. The Chronology of the Middle Paleolithic of the Levant; O. Bar-Yosef. Archaeological Assemblages: Cultural Interpretations and Subsistence Strategies: The Earliest Paleolithic Occupation in Syria; S. Muhesen. Site Formation Processes in Kebara and Hayonim Caves and Their Significance in Levantine Prehistoric Caves; P. Goldberg, O. Bar-Yosef. Intrasite Spatial Patterns and Behavioral Modernity: Indications from the Late Levantine Mousterian Rockshelter of Tor Faraj, Southern Jordan; D.O. Henry. The Human Fossils: Climatic Changes, Paleogeography, and the Evolution of the Neandertals; J.-J. Hublin. Sapiens and Neandertals: Rethinking the Levantine Middle Paleolithic Hominids; B. Arensburg, A. Belfer-Cohen. Cultural and Human Evolution: Views from Neighboring Regions: The Evolution of Culture: A Comparative Perspective; K.N. Laland. Domestic Fire as Evidence for Language; A. Ronen. 24 Additional Chapters. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki and Ofer Bar-Yosef.


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