Taphonomy of a Suggested Middle Paleolithic Bone Flute from Slovenia

  title={Taphonomy of a Suggested Middle Paleolithic Bone Flute from Slovenia},
  author={Philip G. Chase and April Nowell},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={549 - 553}
Les auteurs du present article s'interrogent sur la fonction possible d'un fragment de femur d'ours des cavernes perce de deux trous reguliers, interprete par son inventeur comme etant une flute. 

On the Suggested Bone Flute from Slovenia

  • M. Otte
  • Art, Medicine
    Current Anthropology
  • 2000
Cet article est consacre a une flute en os provenant du site slovenien de Divje Babe provoque une discorde au sein des anthropologues dont certains rejettent son attribution au Mousterien.

‘Neanderthal bone flutes’: simply products of Ice Age spotted hyena scavenging activities on cave bear cubs in European cave bear dens

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  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Royal Society Open Science
  • 2015
All stages of femur puncturing to crushing are demonstrated herein, especially on a large cave bear population from a German cave bear den, as well as on the most important cave bear scavengers of Europe, hyenas.

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Recognizing the incestuous family.

  • M. Johnson
  • Medicine
    Journal of the National Medical Association
  • 1983
There are several behavioral and medical clues to incest, which the family physician needs to know in order to recognize incest early and improve the prognosis.