Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia by Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki, Ofer Bar-Yosef

By Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki, Ofer Bar-Yosef

During this interesting quantity, the center Paleolithic archaeology of the center East is delivered to the present debate at the origins of smooth people. those accrued papers assemble the main up to date archaeological discoveries of Western Asia - a sector that's usually overshadowed by means of African or eu findings - however the in basic terms quarter on the planet the place either Neandertal and early sleek human fossils were came upon. the gathering comprises stories on such good recognized cave websites as Kebara, Hayonim, and Qafzeh, between others. The info and interpretations on hand listed below are a needs to for any critical researcher or scholar of anthropology or human evolution.

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These various assignments could provide an enormous range of possible ages, and it will probably be necessary to rely on direct dating to establish a realistic age for this important specimen. Current attempts center on gamma ray dating of the mandible (Simpson, Schwarcz, and Stringer, in progress) and direct ESR dating of an enamel flake from a mandibular molar (Grün and Stringer, in progress). While the skeleton is quite reasonably attributed to a Neandertal, its evolutionary position remains uncertain, but CT reconstruction on the whole skeleton (Zollikofer, Ponce de Leon, and Stringer, in progress) should help place the specimen more precisely within the known range of early and late Neandertal variation.

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