Evidence for declines in human population densities during the early Upper Paleolithic in western Europe

  title={Evidence for declines in human population densities during the early Upper Paleolithic in western Europe},
  author={Eug{\`e}ne Morin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={48 - 53}
  • E. Morin
  • Published 8 January 2008
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In western Europe, the Middle to Upper Paleolithic (M/UP) transition, dated between ≈35,000 and ≈40,000 radiocarbon years, corresponded to a period of major human biological and cultural changes. However, information on human population densities is scarce for that period. New faunal data from the high-resolution record of Saint-Césaire, France, indicate an episode of significant climatic deterioration during the early Upper Paleolithic (EUP), which also was associated with a reduction in… 

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