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82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behavior
The first appearance of explicitly symbolic objects in the archaeological record marks a fundamental stage in the emergence of modern social behavior in Homo. Ornaments such as shell beads representExpand
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The earliest record of human activity in northern Europe
The colonization of Eurasia by early humans is a key event after their spread out of Africa, but the nature, timing and ecological context of the earliest human occupation of northwest Europe is uncertain and has been the subject of intense debate. Expand
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Early Pleistocene human occupation at the edge of the boreal zone in northwest Europe
The dispersal of early humans from Africa by 1.75 Myr ago led to a marked expansion of their range, from the island of Flores in the east to the Iberian peninsula in the west. This range encompassedExpand
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Boxgrove: A Middle Pleistocene Hominid Site at Eartham Quarry, Boxgrove, West Sussex
This archaeological report details the research carried out at quarries near Halnaker in Sussex, which led to the discovery of a thigh bone up to 500,000 years old belonging to Boxgrove Man.
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Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK
Investigations at Happisburgh, UK, have revealed the oldest known hominin footprint surface outside Africa at between ca. 1 million and 0.78 million years ago. The site has long been recognised forExpand
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New evidence for complex climate change in MIS 11 from Hoxne, Suffolk, UK
The climatic signal of Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 11 is well-documented in marine and ice-sheet isotopic records and is known to comprise at least two major warm episodes with an intervening coolExpand
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A chronological framework for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula
Marine and ice-core records show that the Earth has experienced a succession of glacials and interglacials during the Quaternary (last ∼2.6 million years), although it is often difficult to correlateExpand
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The Middle Pleistocene human tibia from Boxgrove.
The Boxgrove tibia was discovered in 1993, associated with Middle Pleistocene fauna, and Lower Palaeolithic archaeology. The sediments at Boxgrove were deposited during a temperate interglacialExpand
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