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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins

Human Hunting Behavior during the Later Pleistocene

Editors: Clark, Jamie L., Speth, John D. (Eds.)

  • New data that helps gain deeper insight into potential behavioural difference between Neanderthals and early modern humans ​
  • Explores nature and range of variability in human hunting behaviour during MIS 3 and 4
  • Addresses implications of this for broader understanding of Neanderthal extinction and modern human origins
  • Direct comparisons between late Middle and early Upper Paleolithic assemblages
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About this book

Recent genetic data showing that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans have made it clear that deeper insight into the behavioral differences between these populations will be critical to understanding the rapid spread of modern humans and the demise of the Neanderthals. This volume, which brings together scholars who have worked with faunal assemblages from Europe, the Near East, and Africa, makes an important contribution to our broader understanding of Neanderthal extinction and modern human origins through its focus on variability in human hunting behavior between 70-25,000 years ago—a critical period in the later evolution of our species.​

About the authors

Jamie L. Clark is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), and a research fellow at the Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologiem, Universität Tübingen (Germany). She received her BA in African and Middle Eastern History from Northwestern University (2002) and her MA (2004) and PhD (2009) in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Michigan.

John D. Speth is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He served as Director of the Museum of Anthropology from 1986 to 1989 and as the Museum’s Associate Director from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Speth completed his BA in Geology at the University of New Mexico (1965), and his MA (1968) and PhD (1971) in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Speth studies hunter-gatherers, past and present, New World and Old World.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins

    Clark, Jamie L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Exploring the Relationship Between Climate Change and the Decline of the Howieson’s Poort at Sibudu Cave (South Africa)

    Clark, Jamie L.

    Pages 9-18

  • Middle Paleolithic Large-Mammal Hunting in the Southern Levant

    Speth, John D.

    Pages 19-43

  • Middle Paleolithic Prey Choice Inferred from a Natural Pitfall Trap: Rantis Cave, Israel

    Yeshurun, Reuven

    Pages 45-58

  • New Opportunities for Previously Excavated Sites: Paleoeconomy as a Human Evolutionary Indicator at Tabun Cave (Israel)

    Marín-Arroyo, Ana B.

    Pages 59-75

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9625-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins
Book Subtitle
Human Hunting Behavior during the Later Pleistocene
Editors
  • Jamie L. Clark
  • John D. Speth
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6766-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6766-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6765-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9625-6
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 275
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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