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Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe

One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study

Condemi, Silvana, Weniger, Gerd-Christian (Eds.)

2011, XXII, 386 p.

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  • Offers the most recent summary of results concerning ancient fossils in Europe, Neanderthals and the origin of modern humans
  • Deals with the relationship between the Neanderthals and modern humans

Since the Western world first became aware of the existence of Neanderthals, this Pleistocene human has been a regular focus of interest among specialists and also among the general public. In fact, we know far more about Neanderthals than we do about any other extinct human population. Furthermore, over the past 150 years no other palaeospecies has been such a constant source of discussion and fierce debate among palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists. This book presents the status of our knowledge as well as the methods and techniques used to study this extinct population and it suggests perspectives for future research.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Human Evolution - Modern Humans - Neahderthal - Origin of European populations - Paleoanthropology

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology - Geology

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