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Title Zooarchaeology and modern human origins : human hunting behavior during the later Pleistocene / edited by Jamie L. Clark, John D. Speth
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Series Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology, 1877-9077
Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Exploring the Relationship Between Climate Change and the Decline of the Howieson's Poort at Sibudu Cave (South Africa) -- 3. Middle Paleolithic Large-Mammal Hunting in the Southern Levant -- 4. Middle Paleolithic Prey Choice Inferred from a Natural Pitfall Trap -- 5. New Opportunities for Previously Excavated Sites -- 6. New Contributions on Subsistence Practices during the Middle-Upper Paleolithic in Northern Spain -- 7. Iberian Archaeofaunas and Hominin Subsistence During Marine Isotope Stages 4 and 3 -- 8. Animal Exploitation Strategies During the Uluzzian at Grotta di Fumane (Verona, Italy) -- 9. A Diachronic Evaluation of Neanderthal Cervid Exploitation and Site Use at Pech de l'Azé IV, France -- 10. Neanderthal to Neanderthal Evolution -- 11. The Role of Fish, Fowl and Small Mammals in the Fauna of the Paleolithic Caves of the Swabian Jura, Southwestern Germany -- 12. Neanderthals and Cave Hyenas -- 13. Bone Grease Rendering in Mousterian Contexts -- 14. Foraging Goals and Transport Decisions in Western Europe During the Paleolithic and Early Holocene
Summary Recent genetic data showing that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans have made it clear that deeper insight into the behavioral differences between these populations will be critical to understanding the rapid spread of modern humans and the demise of the Neanderthals. This volume, which brings together scholars who have worked with faunal assemblages from Europe, the Near East, and Africa, makes an important contribution to our broader understanding of Neanderthal extinction and modern human origins through its focus on variability in human hunting behavior between 70-25,000 years ago-a
Analysis Social sciences
Paleontology
Ecology
Vertebrates
Anthropology
Archaeology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography cludes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 23, 2013)
Subject Animal remains (Archaeology)
Human beings -- Origin.
Human evolution.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Jamie L.
Speth, John D.
ISBN 1299876870
9400767668 (electronic bk.)
9781299876873
9789400767669 (electronic bk.)