Neandertals, competition, and the origin of modern human behavior in the Levant

  title={Neandertals, competition, and the origin of modern human behavior in the Levant},
  author={J. Shea},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • J. Shea
  • Published 2003
  • Geography
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • The East Mediterranean Levant is a small region, but its paleoanthropological record looms large in debates about the origin of modern humans and the fate of the Neandertals. For most of the twentieth century, the Levantine paleoanthropological record supported models of continuity and evolutionary transition between Neandertals and early modern humans. Recent advances in radiometric dating have challenged these models by reversing the chronological relationship between Levantine Neandertals… CONTINUE READING
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