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Increasing the resolution of the Broad Spectrum Revolution in the Southern Levantine Epipaleolithic (19-12 ka).
The results provide substantial support for the hypothesis that local human populations expanded rapidly in size after the Last Glacial Maximum and suggest that following the post-LGM population pulse, human foragers adopted a shifting series of intensification strategies mediated by changes in residential mobility. Expand
Optimal Ancient DNA Yields from the Inner Ear Part of the Human Petrous Bone
It is confirmed that dense bone parts of the petrous bone can provide high endogenous aDNA yields and indicate that endogenous DNA fractions for part C can exceed those obtained for part B by up to 65-fold and those from part A byUp to 177-fold, while total endogenous DNA concentrations are up to 126- fold and 109-fold higher for these comparisons. Expand
Ahead of the Game
Over the past several decades a variety of models have been proposed to explain perceived behavioral and cognitive differences between Neanderthals and modern humans. A key element in many of theseExpand
Modern hunting behavior in the early Middle Paleolithic: faunal remains from Misliya Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel.
The new zooarchaeological data from Misliya Cave, particularly the abundance of meat-bearing limb bones displaying filleting cut marks and the acquisition of prime-age prey, demonstrate that early Middle Paleolithic people possessed developed hunting capabilities. Expand
Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans
Manot 1 is the only modern human specimen to provide evidence that during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic interface, both modern humans and Neanderthal contemporaneously inhabited the southern Levant, close in time to the likely interbreeding event with Neanderthals. Expand
Dzudzuana: an Upper Palaeolithic cave site in the Caucasus foothills (Georgia)
The report announces the important radiocarbon-dated sequence recently obtained at Dzudzuana Cave in the southern Caucasus foothills. The first occupants here were modern humans, in c. 34.5–32.2 kaExpand
Gazelle bone fat processing in the Levantine Epipalaeolithic
Results of multiple tests point to intensive marrow and grease extraction as the primary determinant of gazelle bone survivorship, indicating that different prey taxa experienced independent taphonomic histories. Expand
Middle Palaeolithic human occupation of the high altitude region of Hovk-1, Armenia
Abstract Charting the timing of human occupation in the mountainous regions of the Caucasus during the Last Interglacial/Glacial periods is of particular interest to the understanding of past humanExpand
Taphonomic History of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Faunal Assemblage from Ortvale Klde, Georgian Republic
We present the results of a detailed taphonomic and zooarchaeological study of the faunal remains from the late Middle Palaeolithic (LMP) and early Upper Palaeolithic (EUP) bone assemblage of OrtvaleExpand