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The Natufian culture in the Levant, threshold to the origins of agriculture
The aim of this paper is to provide the reader with an updated description of the archeological evidence for the origins of agriculture in the Near East. Specifically, I will address the question ofExpand
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States of preservation of bones from prehistoric sites in the Near East: A survey
Abstract A survey of the states of preservation of organic material in 30 fossil bones from 16 different prehistoric sites in the Near East shows that whereas almost all the bones have little or noExpand
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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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Upper Palaeolithic genomes reveal deep roots of modern Eurasians
We extend the scope of European palaeogenomics by sequencing the genomes of Late Upper Palaeolithic (13,300 years old, 1.4-fold coverage) and Mesolithic (9,700 years old, 15.4-fold) males fromExpand
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The Upper Paleolithic Revolution
▪ Abstract The transition from the Middle Paleolithic to the Upper Paleolithic is considered one of the major revolutions in the prehistory of humankind. Explanations of the observable archaeologicalExpand
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The Excavations in Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel [and Comments and Replies]
Resultats des fouilles recentes (1982-90) sur le site du Paleolithique moyen de Kebara, Israel. Synthese de la stratigraphie complexe du site et datation. Description des structures spatiales deExpand
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The origins of sedentism and farming communities in the Levant
Particular geographic features of the Mediterranean Levant underlie the subsistence patterns and social structures reconstructed from the archaeological remains of Epi-Paleolithic groups. TheExpand
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From Africa to Eurasia — early dispersals
The dispersals of early hominins in the late Pliocene or early Pleistocene into Eurasia were essentially sporadic. Little geographic and temporal continuity is observed between the various datedExpand
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The Big Deal about Blades: Laminar Technologies and Human Evolution
Despite the rapid expansion of archaeological knowledge of the Paleolithic over the past several decades, some generalized interpretive frameworks inherited from previous generations of researchersExpand
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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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