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Reassessing Paleolithic Subsistence
The Neandertal and Modern Human Foragers of Saint-Césaire

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  • Date Published: July 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009125062

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  • The contribution of Neandertals to the biological and cultural emergence of early modern humans remains highly debated in anthropology. Particularly controversial is the long-held view that Neandertals in Western Europe were replaced 30,000 to 40,000 years ago by early modern humans expanding out of Africa. This book contributes to this debate by exploring the diets and foraging patterns of both Neandertals and early modern humans. Eugène Morin examines the faunal remains from Saint-Césaire in France, which contains an exceptionally long and detailed chronological sequence, as well as genetic, anatomical, and other archaeological evidence to shed new light on the problem of modern human origins.

    • Discusses the fate of the last Neandertals - a highly debated topic
    • Considers recent human evolution in Western Europe, looking at archaeological evidence
    • Sheds light on the expansion of early modern humans
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    'The overwhelming strength of Morin's book is that it takes a rather niche topic, subsistence practices in a limited area of Western Europe, and effectively addresses a significant archaeological question within a much larger regional framework, using methods that are applicable to other time periods and locations … an extremely important contribution and excellent model for future analysts studying the region.' Britt M. Starkovich, Current Anthropology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009125062
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.669kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 4 maps 61 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The research problem
    2. Human origins and the problem of Neandertals
    3. Foraging theory and the archaeological record
    4. Saint Césaire
    5. The fauna
    6. Taphonomy
    7. Seasonality
    8. Transport decisions and currency analysis
    9. Testing the hypotheses
    10. Diet breadth at the regional level
    11. An alternative look at the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition
    12. Concluding thoughts.

  • Author

    Eugène Morin, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
    Eugène Morin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Trent University in Canada. He has published articles in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Geoarchaeology and PNAS and serves on the editorial board of Ethnobiology Letters.

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