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Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series

Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 1

Cultural Perspectives

Editors: Akazawa, Takeru, Nishiaki, Yoshihiro, Aoki, Kenichi (Eds.)

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  • The latest overview of the replacement/assimilation processes of Neanderthals by modern humans
  • Archaeological and ethnographic case studies exploring evidence of learning behaviours in prehistoric and modern hunter-gatherer societies
  • Defining and testing the ‘learning hypothesis’ using theories of population biology using rigorous mathematical modelling but explained with a minimum of mathematics
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This volume presents the first of two proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. Focussing on a highly innovative working hypothesis called the ‘learning hypothesis’, which attempts to explain the replacement as a result of differences in the learning abilities of these two hominid populations, the conference served as the latest multidisciplinary discussion forum on this intriguing Palaeoanthropological issue. The present volume reports on outcomes of the conference in three major sections. Part 1 provides an archaeological overview of the processes of replacement/assimilation of Neanderthals by modern humans. Part 2 consists of archaeological and ethnographic case studies exploring evidence of learning behaviours in prehistoric and modern hunter-gatherer societies. Part 3 presents a collection of papers that directly contributes to the definition, validation and testing of the learning hypothesis in terms of population biology and evolutionary theory. A total of 18 papers in this volume make available to readers unique cultural perspectives on mechanisms of the replacement/assimilation of Neanderthals by modern humans and suggested relationships between these mechanisms and different learning strategies.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Nishiaki, Yoshihiro (et al.)

  • Neanderthals and Modern Humans Across Eurasia

    Pages 7-20

    Bar-Yosef, Ofer

  • Neandertal-Modern Human Contact in Western Eurasia: Issues of Dating, Taxonomy, and Cultural Associations

    Pages 21-57

    Zilhão, João

  • Issues of Chronological and Geographical Distributions of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Cultural Variability in the Levant and Implications for the Learning Behavior of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens

    Pages 59-91

    Kadowaki, Seiji

  • The Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition in Siberia: Three Regional Sketches for Replacement

    Pages 93-103

    Kato, Hirofumi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Cultural Perspectives
Editors
  • Takeru Akazawa
  • Yoshihiro Nishiaki
  • Kenichi Aoki
Series Title
Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54511-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54511-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54510-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56363-1
Series ISSN
2365-063X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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