Neanderthal Lifeways, Subsistence and Technology: One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study

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Nicholas J. Conard, Jürgen Richter
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 11, 2011 - Social Science - 293 pages
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The 150th anniversary of the discovery of the famous Neanderthal fossils gave reason for an international and interdisciplinary symposium in Bonn/Germany. The present book arose from this congress and focuses on multiple aspects of archaeological investigation on Neanderthal lifeways.

In-depth studies of top-ranking scientists provide a detailed and comprehensive survey of contemporary research on our Pleistocene relatives. Examinations and debates are embedded in a variety of regions and time frames. Chronology, subsistence, land use, and cultural adaptations among late Neanderthals form the major trajectories of the book. The wide range of approaches involved, leads to an increasing understanding of the facets of and the variability of Neanderthal behavioural patterns.

The present volume is complemented by a paleontologically orientated publication of the same congress (edited by Gerd-Christian Weniger and Silvana Condemi).

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
3
Part I The Chronological Framework Long Time Sequences
6
Part II Neanderthal Subsistence and Raw Material Procurement
60
Part III Neanderthal Cognition and Technological Knowledge
97
Part IV Neanderthal Social Organization and Land Use
155
Part V Cultural Adaptation Among the Last Neanderthals
220
Index
289
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