Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology & Ecology synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neanderthals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neanderthal low population densities and relatively low rate of technological innovation. Thin on the Ground: Neanderthal Biology, Archaeology & Ecology highlights and contrasts the differences between Neandertals and early modern humans and explores the morphological, physiological, and behavioural adaptive solutions which led to the extinction of the Neandertals and the population expansion of modern humans.
Written by a world-recognized expert in physical anthropology, Thin on the Ground: Neanderthal Biology, Archaeology & Ecology will be a must-have title for anyone interested in the rise and fall of the Neandertals.
Chapter 1: Thin on the Ground: Population Density and Technological Innovation
Chapter 2: The Neandertals in Time and Space
Chapter 3: The Body Neandertal
Chapter 4: Surviving the Cold
Chapter 5: The Caloric Economy of Pleistocene Europe
Chapter 6: Neandertals as Consumers
Chapter 7: Red in Tooth and Claw: Neandertals as Predators
Chapter 8: In the Company of Killers: Neandertals as Carnivores
Chapter 9: The Cost of Living in Ice Age Europe
Chapter 10: Neandertal Life, Life History, and Demography
Chapter 11: From Thin to Thick: The African MSA