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Differential Burning, Recrystallization, and Fragmentation of Archaeological Bone
Abstract This paper presents research on the conditions under which progressive levels of burning may occur to archaeological bone, and how burning damage changes bones' crystal structure andExpand
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Neanderthal Carnivory. (Book Reviews: Honor Among Thieves. A Zooarchaeological Study of Neandertal Ecology.)
This study uses ecological niche theory to analyze and interpret several Middle Palaeolithic archaeological and palaeontological sites in southern Europe. The hunting, scavenging and foragingExpand
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The Faunas of Hayonim Cave, Israel: A 200,000-Year Record of Paleolithic Diet, Demography, and Society
The Faunas of Hayonim Cave, Israel, is a great example of how scientific methods can be utilized to paint a more accurate picture of humanity. Stiner uses highly specialized zooarchaeologicalExpand
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Stable isotope evidence for increasing dietary breadth in the European mid-Upper Paleolithic
New carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values for human remains dating to the mid-Upper Paleolithic in Europe indicate significant amounts of aquatic (fish, mollusks, and/or birds) foods in some ofExpand
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The early Upper Paleolithic occupations at Uçağizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey).
This paper summarizes results from excavations at Uçağizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey) between 1999 and 2002 and 2005. This collapsed karstic chamber contains a sequence of early Upper Paleolithic depositsExpand
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The use of mortality patterns in archaeological studies of hominid predatory adaptations
Abstract Mortality patterns in archaeofaunas can be informative of prehistoric human foraging habits, land use, and, ultimately, evolutionary changes in hominid sociality and ecological niche. TheExpand
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Thirty years on the “Broad Spectrum Revolution” and paleolithic demography
  • M. Stiner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 5 June 2001
All Paleolithic hominids lived by hunting and collecting wild foods, an aspect of existence that began to disappear only with the emergence of the farming and herding societies of the NeolithicExpand
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Approaches to Prehistoric Diet Breadth, Demography, and Prey Ranking Systems in Time and Space
Zooarchaeological data on small game use hold much potential for identifying and dating Paleolithic demographic pulses in time and space, such as those associated with modern human origins and theExpand
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Honor among thieves
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Evidence for habitual use of fire at the end of the Lower Paleolithic: site-formation processes at Qesem Cave, Israel.
The Amudian (late Lower Paleolithic) site of Qesem Cave in Israel represents one of the earliest examples of habitual use of fire by middle Pleistocene hominids. The Paleolithic layers in this caveExpand
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