Technological responses of Neanderthals to macroclimatic variations (240,000-40,000 BP).


Using a database of 499 archaeological assemblages from 332 sites in Europe, we statistically test a model of the economic reactivity of the hunter-gatherer production system to climatic variations. This model predicts an increase in the diversity of lithic tools during harsh cold periods, in order to maintain carrying capacity, and a reduction during… (More)
DOI: 10.3378/027.081.0310


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