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The People Of Palomas

Author : Erik Trinkaus
ISBN : 9781623494797
Genre : Social Science
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The Neandertal site of the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, located in Murcia in southeastern Spain, is unique in several respects. One of its most important contribution to the field of Anthropology, however, may be that it has yielded of the remains of at least 17 Neandertals, adding appreciable breadth to the available data for a greater understanding of Neandertals. Further, its location in the southern Iberian Peninsula provides the potential for studying a population that may have been somewhat isolated from contemporaneous groups of early humans. This comprehensive analysis represents the first detailed description and analysis of the human fossil assemblage found at the Sima de las Palomas site. While scientific discussion continues regarding the precise impact of Neandertals upon modern human physiology and biology, The People of Palomas adds significantly to our knowledge of the human fossil record of the Late Pleistocene.

Early Evolution Of Human Memory

Author : Héctor M. Manrique
ISBN : 9783319644479
Genre : Psychology
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This work examines the cognitive capacity of great apes in order to better understand early man and the importance of memory in the evolutionary process. It synthesizes research from comparative cognition, neuroscience, primatology as well as lithic archaeology, reviewing findings on the cognitive ability of great apes to recognize the physical properties of an object and then determine the most effective way in which to manipulate it as a tool to achieve a specific goal. The authors argue that apes (Hominoidea) lack the human cognitive ability of imagining how to blend reality, which requires drawing on memory in order to envisage alternative future situations, and thereby modifying behavior determined by procedural memory. This book reviews neuroscientific findings on short-term working memory, long-term procedural memory, prospective memory, and imaginative forward thinking in relation to manual behavior. Since the manipulation of objects by Hominoidea in the wild (particularly in order to obtain food) is regarded as underlying the evolution of behavior in early Hominids, contrasts are highlighted between the former and the latter, especially the cognitive implications of ancient stone-tool preparation.

Continuity And Discontinuity In The Peopling Of Europe

Author : Silvana Condemi
ISBN : 9400704925
Genre : Social Science
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Since the Western world first became aware of the existence of Neanderthals, this Pleistocene human has been a regular focus of interest among specialists and also among the general public. In fact, we know far more about Neanderthals than we do about any other extinct human population. Furthermore, over the past 150 years no other palaeospecies has been such a constant source of discussion and fierce debate among palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists. This book presents the status of our knowledge as well as the methods and techniques used to study this extinct population and it suggests perspectives for future research.

Palaeolithic Pioneers

Author : Michael J. Walker
ISBN : 178491620X
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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Archaic humans were present for over a million years in western Mediterranean Europe where they left very many traces of their early stone-age activities and behavior, and sometimes even human skeletal remains. This book evaluates archaeological findings about their life-ways at many important sites in Italy, southern France, and Spain, from the earliest ones 1,300,000 years ago, to those of Neanderthals fifty-thousand years ago, just before they were superseded by skeletally-"modern" humans. The cognitive and manual skills of archaic humans in western Mediterranean Europe are considered in the Pleistocene contexts of major climatic fluctuations and changing environmental circumstances. The book focusses on their remarkable capacity to adapt, frequently reinvent themselves, and persist for long periods of time, even though finally they did not endure. Their achievements and abilities withstand comparison to those of ancient humans in Africa or Asia during Early, Middle, and early Late Pleistocene times.

Der Mensch Vor 100 000 Jahren

Author : O. Hauser
ISBN : 9783955805777
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Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1917.

Denken Wie Ein Neandertaler

Author : Thomas Wynn
ISBN : 3805346042
Genre : Science
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The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.

Das Mittelpal Olithikum Der Grossen Grotte Bei Blaubeuren Alb Donau Kreis

Author : Eberhard Wagner
ISBN : UOM:39015001771990
Genre : Blaubeuren (Germany)
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Die Geissenkl Sterle H Hle Im Achtal Bei Blaubeuren Fundhorizontbildung Und Besiedlung Im Mittlelpal Olithikum Und Im Aurignacien

Author : Joachim Hahn
ISBN : UOM:39015014281391
Genre : Aurignacian culture
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Vom Neandertaler Zum Modernen Menschen

Author : Nicholas John Conard
ISBN : 3799590870
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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Korrigierte K Rper

Author : Annelie Ramsbrock
ISBN : 3835308335
Genre : Aesthetics, Modern
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Annelie Ramsbrock schreibt eine Geschichte der künstlich gestalteten Schönheit vom Ende der Aufklärung bis zum Beginn des Nationalsozialismus. Dabei verdeutlicht sie, dass die Ausbildung von Schönheitsidealen immer grundlegenden gesellschaftlichen Ordnungsmustern unterlag. Zum einen zeigt sich in Bereichen wie der Schönheitschirurgie oder der Herstellung von Kosmetika die Entwicklung des naturwissenschaftlichen Wissens. Zum anderen boten korrigierte Körper eine Projektionsfläche für soziale Ordnungsvorstellungen. Indem die Geschichte der Schönheit sowohl als eine Geschichte des Wissens als auch des Wertens gedacht wird, stellt die Autorin nicht zuletzt den 'Mythos Schönheit' zur Disposition.

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