Earliest Italy: An Overview of the Italian Paleolithic and Mesolithic

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2001 - History - 399 pages
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This book aims to synthesize more than 600,000 years of Italian prehistory, beginning with the Lower Paleolithic and ending with the last hunter-gatherers of the early Holocene. The author treats such issues as the development of social structure, the rise and fall of specific cultural traditions, climatic change, modifications of the landscape, fauna and flora, and environmental adaptation and exploitation and includes detailed descriptions of the most important sites.

 

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Contents

The Land and the Scientists
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Chapter4 On Neandertals and Caves 4 1 Introduction 4 2 A Changing Environment 4 3 Mousterian Variability 4 4 Comments
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Modems versus Neandertals 5 1 Introduction 5 2 Exploring and Exploiting 5 3 Uluzzian and Aurignacian Compared 5 4 Comments
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Fully Equipped HunterGatherers 6 1 Introduction 6 3 The Approach to a New Territory 6 4 Rtual Behaviour and Practical Constraints 6 5 Comments...
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TheGreat Shift 7 1 Introduction 7 2 Different Niches in a Changing Landscape 7 3 Local and Regional Diversification 7 4 Exchanging and Sharing ...
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The Earliest Settlement
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Real Colonization
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