On Research History and Neanderthal Occupation at its Northern Margins

  title={On Research History and Neanderthal Occupation at its Northern Margins},
  author={Trine Kellberg Nielsen and Felix Riede},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={506 - 527}
Epistemology and research history significantly shape scientific understandings, debates, and publication strategies, albeit often implicitly. In Palaeolithic archaeology in particular, these factors are rarely examined in depth. Here, we present a historiographic analysis of how research history has influenced the debate concerning the possible Neanderthal occupation in Scandinavia. We provide a qualitative discussion of this contentious research field as well as a citation network analysis… 
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