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The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together an unprecedented amount of information on the behavior of Neanderthals. His comprehensive overview ranges from the evidence of tool manufacture and related patterns of lithic technology, through the issues of subsistence and settlement patterns, to the more controversial evidence for social organization, cognition, and intelligence. Mellars argues that previous attempts to characterize Neanderthal behavior as either "modern" or "ape-like" are both overstatements. We can better comprehend the replacement of Neanderthals, he maintains, by concentrating on the social and demographic structure of Neanderthal populations and on their specific adaptations to the harsh ecological conditions of the last glaciation.
Mellars's approach to these issues is grounded firmly in his archaeological evidence. He illustrates the implications of these findings by drawing from the methods of comparative socioecology, primate studies, and Pleistocene paleoecology. The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" populations.
Über den Autor: Paul Mellars is both Reader in Prehistory and President of Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge. He is the editor, with Christopher Stringer, of The Human Revolution: Behavioral and Biological Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Humans (Princeton).
Titel: The Neanderthal Legacy
Verlag: Princeton University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. FINE/NEAR FINE. ISBN: 9780691034935. Not Ex-Library. Clean throughout with straight tight binding. No marks. DJ very lightly scuffed. Purchase supports the programs, operations and collections and collections preservation of the renowned Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Laboratory of Anthropology Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003245
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1996 Edition. This book, with original dust jacket is in beautiful condition! Fine, Crisp, and Clean with no writing, soiling, or edgewear. The dust jacket is also excellent with no chips or tears. The book and DJ appear just about as new!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004896
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light foxing to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006632364
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