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The timing and spatiotemporal patterning of Neanderthal disappearance
The timing of Neanderthal disappearance and the extent to which they overlapped with the earliest incoming anatomically modern humans (AMHs) in Eurasia are key questions in palaeoanthropology.… Expand
Radiocarbon dating the appearance of modern humans and timing of cultural innovations in Europe: new results and new challenges.
New radiocarbon dates from the sites of Bockstein-Törle, Geissenklösterle, Hohle Fels, Hohlenstein-Stadel, Sirgenstein, and Vogelherd in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany indicate that the… Expand
The genetic history of Ice Age Europe
Modern humans arrived in Europe ~45,000 years ago, but little is known about their genetic composition before the start of farming ~8,500 years ago. We analyze genome-wide data from 51 Eurasians from… Expand
Lack of phylogeography in European mammals before the last glaciation.
- M. Hofreiter, D. Serre, +5 authors S. Pääbo
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 31 August 2004
In many extant animal and plant species in Europe and North America a correlation exists between the geographical location of individuals and the genetic relatedness of the mitochondrial (mt) DNA… Expand
Τesting models for the beginnings of the Aurignacian and the advent of figurative art and music: the radiocarbon chronology of Geißenklösterle.
- T. Higham, L. Basell, R. Jacobi, R. Wood, C. Ramsey, N. Conard
- Geology, Medicine
- Journal of human evolution
- 1 June 2012
The German site of Geißenklösterle is crucial to debates concerning the European Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition and the origins of the Aurignacian in Europe. Previous dates from the site are… Expand
Emergence of Agriculture in the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains of Iran
Early Farmers? What was the role of the eastern Fertile Crescent (which includes southeastern Turkey, northeastern Iraq, and western Iran) in the transition from foraging to farming? Riehl et al. (p.… Expand
New flutes document the earliest musical tradition in southwestern Germany
Considerable debate surrounds claims for early evidence of music in the archaeological record. Researchers universally accept the existence of complex musical instruments as an indication of fully… Expand
A female figurine from the basal Aurignacian of Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany
- N. Conard
- Biology, Medicine
- 14 May 2009
Despite well over 100 years of research and debate, the origins of art remain contentious. In recent years, abstract depictions have been documented at southern African sites dating to ∼75 kyr before… Expand
Bedding, hearths, and site maintenance in the Middle Stone Age of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Micromorphological analysis of sediments from the Middle Stone Age site of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, provides a high-resolution sequence and evidence of site formation processes of… Expand
What is in a name?: Characterising the 'Post-Howieson's Poort' at Sibudu
Since the recognition in the 1980s and 1990s that modern humans originated in Africa, studies of the Middle Stone Age (MSA) have moved from obscurity to a central topic for defining the cultural… Expand