Neanderthals in the landscape : the impact of terrain and environmental variability on raw material economy in the Late Middle Palaeolithic of northeast Italy

@inproceedings{Heasley2015NeanderthalsIT,
  title={Neanderthals in the landscape : the impact of terrain and environmental variability on raw material economy in the Late Middle Palaeolithic of northeast Italy},
  author={Kristen Heasley},
  year={2015}
}
Neanderthals were reliant upon the landscape to meet vital resource needs, including lithic raw materials; however, these resources were neither ubiquitously distributed nor of equal quality or abundance. Raw material economy studies are particularly effective in assessing Neanderthal behavioural ecology, as lithic artefacts represent a constant feature of Middle Palaeolithic archaeological assemblages that can also be reconstructed and linked to their past distributions and character in… CONTINUE READING

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