Middle Palaeolithic burial is not a dead issue: the view from Qafzeh, Saint-Césaire, Kebara, Amud, and Dederiyeh.

  title={Middle Palaeolithic burial is not a dead issue: the view from Qafzeh, Saint-C{\'e}saire, Kebara, Amud, and Dederiyeh.},
  author={Robert H. Gargett},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={37 1},
  • R. Gargett
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of human evolution
Inferences of purposeful Middle Palaeolithic (MP) burial are almost universally accepted, despite published arguments that the pre-1960s discoveries are equally well explained by natural processes. In the modern human origins debate (perhaps the most hotly disputed question in palaeoanthropology) inferences of MP burial are crucial in arguments for an early Upper Pleistocene emergence of modern humans. The present paper contributed to that debate by re-examining a number of post-1960s… 

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