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Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia

Edited By: Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki and Ofer Bar-Yosef

539 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89370 | ISBN: 0306459248
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Includes reports on such well-known cave sites as Kebara, Hayonim, and Qafzeh, among others.

'I recommend this book as an excellent summary of this emerging reality.' American Scientist, 87 (1999) 'This text is a must for researchers in Old World prehistory or the origins of modern humans and would serve well as a classroom text on Eurasian prehistory.' Science Books and Films (September/October 1999)


Issues of Evolution and Chronology: Evolutionary Implications of Altered Perspectives on Hominine Demes and Populations in the Later Pleistocene of Western Eurasia; F.C. Howell. Chronological and Biogeographic Perspectives on Later Human Evolution; C. Stringer. The Chronology of the Middle Paleolithic of the Levant; O. Bar-Yosef. Archaeological Assemblages: Cultural Interpretations and Subsistence Strategies: The Earliest Paleolithic Occupation in Syria; S. Muhesen. Site Formation Processes in Kebara and Hayonim Caves and Their Significance in Levantine Prehistoric Caves; P. Goldberg, O. Bar-Yosef. Intrasite Spatial Patterns and Behavioral Modernity: Indications from the Late Levantine Mousterian Rockshelter of Tor Faraj, Southern Jordan; D.O. Henry. The Human Fossils: Climatic Changes, Paleogeography, and the Evolution of the Neandertals; J.-J. Hublin. Sapiens and Neandertals: Rethinking the Levantine Middle Paleolithic Hominids; B. Arensburg, A. Belfer-Cohen. Cultural and Human Evolution: Views from Neighboring Regions: The Evolution of Culture: A Comparative Perspective; K.N. Laland. Domestic Fire as Evidence for Language; A. Ronen. 24 Additional Chapters. Index.

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