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Manot 1 brain characteristics

Author(s): Israel Hershkovitz ; Bruce Latimer ; Hila May ; Rachel Sarig ; Ofer Marder

Year: 2017

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Manot is a nearly-sealed, active karstic cave located in the hilly landscape of the western Galilee, Israel. It contains abundant archaeological accumulations attributed to the early phase of the Upper Palaeolithic (UP) period as well as evidence for the Middle Palaeolithic (MP). During the initial survey of the cave (2008), a nearly complete calvaria (Manot 1) was found. The specimen was dated to ~55 ky by the U-Th method. In an earlier study, Hershkovitz et al 2015 described the morphometrical characteristics of the calvaria and discussed its possible taxonomy and populations' affinity. The present study focuses on the Manot 1 endocranial features and the brain endocast traits and compares them to contemporaneous and modern brains in order to shed light on brain evolution during the last 50 ky.

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Manot 1 brain characteristics. Israel Hershkovitz, Bruce Latimer, Hila May, Rachel Sarig, Ofer Marder. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431649)


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min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14996

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