LAMINAR TECHNOLOGY AND THE ONSET OF THE UPPER PALEOLITHIC IN THE ALTAI SIBERIA STUDIES IN HUMAN EVOLUTION

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Laminar Technology And The Onset Of The Upper Paleolithic In The Altai Siberia

Author : Nicolas Zwyns
ISBN : 9087281730
Genre : Social Science
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The Altai region has yielded a cluster of Middle and Upper Paleolithic stratified sites that have been recently excavated using a multidisciplinary approach. These sequences provide key evidence illustrating changes in material culture corresponding to the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic. In Europe, this phenomenon is associated with the replacement of Neandertals by modern humans. Based on this archeological data set, local scholars have put forward a scenario of regional transition to explain the emergence cultural and biological modernity. Recent developments in ancient DNA studies, however, have complicated this model by showing that Neandertals were present in the Altai Mountains until forty thousand years ago. In addition, a previously unknown genome has been sequenced, demonstrating the presence of another type of hominin in the region, the so-called 'Denisovans'. The presence of anatomically modern humans is confirmed by at least thirty thousand years ago in Siberia. Based on a taphonomic and technological analysis of the Kara-Bom and Ust-Karakol laminar assemblages, the study presented in this volume takes a close look at the early development of Upper Paleolithic technical traditions in the Altai. The alternative chrono-cultural model presented as an attempt to conciliate archeological, environmental, genetic and paleontological data has substantial implications for our understanding of the Late Pleistocene peopling of Asia.
Category: Social Science

Rethinking The Human Revolution

Author : Paul Mellars
ISBN : 1902937465
Genre : Science
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Arising from a conference Rethinking the Human Revolution reconsiders all of the central issues in modern human behavioural, cognitive, biological and demographic origins in the light of new information and new theoretical perspectives which have emerged over the past twenty years of intensive research in this field. The 34 papers cover topics ranging from the DNA and skeletal evidence for modern human origins in Africa, through the archaeological evidence for the emergence of distinctively 'modern' patterns of human behaviour and cognition, to the various lines of evidence for the geographical dispersal patterns of biologically and behaviourally modern populations from their African origins throughout Asia, Australasia and Europe, over the past 60,000 years.
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General Sessions And Posters

Author : Philip Van Peer
ISBN : UOM:39015061764711
Genre : Paleolithic period
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These 34 papers, taken from sessions at the XIVth UISPP Congress held at the University of Liege in 2001, focus on the archaeological and material evidence for the Middle Palaeolithic. The papers, the majority of which are in French, examine lithic evidence and occupation deposits from sites across Europe. Twelve papers are in English; all have English abstracts.
Category: Paleolithic period