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Neanderthals, Denisovians and Modern Humans: What material culture differences can we see during their overlap ?

Author(s): Todd Koetje

Year: 2017

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The time frame from 50-30 kya contains evidence for at least three distinct human populations spread across northern and western Eurasia. These groups faced serious environmental challenges, and seem to have existed in widely spread, small populations with perhaps very similar basic cultural adaptations. As indicated by shared genes, these groups were evidently in contact. How are these populations represented in material culture ? To what extent can we begin to see typological and technological patterns in material culture that might distinguish them ? Preliminary comparisons suggest only very subtle distinctions. Is this the Bordes-Binford debate’s revenge ?


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Neanderthals, Denisovians and Modern Humans: What material culture differences can we see during their overlap ?. Todd Koetje. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429553)


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Europe


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14886

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America