Changes in the ‘ Connectedness ’ and Resilience of Paleolithic Societies in Mediterranean Ecosystems

  title={Changes in the ‘ Connectedness ’ and Resilience of Paleolithic Societies in Mediterranean Ecosystems},
  author={Mary C. Stiner and Steven L. Kuhn},
Human predator<prey relationships changed dramatically in the Mediterranean Basin between 250,000 and 9,000 years ago. Many of these changes can be linked to increases in Paleolithic human population densities. Small game species are particularly diagnostic of increases in human hunting pressure and are a major source of evidence for demographic change after 40–45,000 years ago. Biomass-corrected data on prey choice also indicate increasing use of those species that possess higher reproductive… CONTINUE READING


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