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The Geography of Neandertals and Modern Humans in Europe and the Greater Mediterranean

The Geography of Neandertals and Modern Humans in Europe and the Greater Mediterranean

Edited by Ofer Bar-Yosef and David R. Pilbeam

ISBN 9780873659581

Publication date: 04/10/2001

During the Middle Paleolithic, various populations ancestral to modern Homo sapiens inhabited Africa, while Europe was homeland to the Neandertals. Recent archaeological investigations have provided data showing that the abrupt transition from the Middle to the Upper Neolithic, during which these populations met and interacted, was a fast-moving period of change for both groups.

In this volume, the expansion of modern humans and their impact on the populations of Neandertals in Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa is discussed in depth, with particular focus on the lithic industries of the late Middle and early Upper Paleolithic.

Praise

  • Sophisticated, broadly knowledgeable…another tour de force.

    —Journal of Anthropological Research

Authors

  • Ofer Bar-Yosef is MacCurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Emeritus, at Harvard University.
  • David R. Pilbeam is Henry Ford II Professor of Human Evolution in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 208 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 10-15/16 inches
  • Peabody Museum Press

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