The Neanderthal Legacy

Similar debates have plagued recent interpretations of the archaeological
records of Neanderthal behaviour. To many prehistorians the archaeological
records of the Neanderthals suggest a pattern of behaviour which is not only
radically and ...

Author: Paul A. Mellars

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691167982

Category: Social Science

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The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together an unprecedented amount of information on the behavior of Neanderthals. His comprehensive overview ranges from the evidence of tool manufacture and related patterns of lithic technology, through the issues of subsistence and settlement patterns, to the more controversial evidence for social organization, cognition, and intelligence. Mellars argues that previous attempts to characterize Neanderthal behavior as either "modern" or "ape-like" are both overstatements. We can better comprehend the replacement of Neanderthals, he maintains, by concentrating on the social and demographic structure of Neanderthal populations and on their specific adaptations to the harsh ecological conditions of the last glaciation. Mellars's approach to these issues is grounded firmly in his archaeological evidence. He illustrates the implications of these findings by drawing from the methods of comparative socioecology, primate studies, and Pleistocene paleoecology. The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" populations.

The Neanderthal Legacy

A direct appeal for a revolution in our educational system to restore the connection with our Neanderthal heritage • Examines the genetic evidence for Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon crossbreeding and the dual-nature effects this hybrid cross ...

Author: Stan Gooch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477742X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A direct appeal for a revolution in our educational system to restore the connection with our Neanderthal heritage • Examines the genetic evidence for Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon crossbreeding and the dual-nature effects this hybrid cross produced • Explains the influence of the Neanderthal’s enlarged cerebellum on our modern brain function and psychic and paranormal abilities In The Neanderthal Legacy, eminent psychologist and paranormal researcher Stan Gooch brings together the wide-ranging investigative strands of his lifetime of study of the human brain. One of the world’s leading experts on the influence of Neanderthal Man on the cultural and biological development of humanity, Gooch contends that the Neanderthals’ enlarged cerebellum was a source of deep connection with the psychic and dream worlds, which remains extant in modern man in paranormal phenomena that conventional science cannot explain. Gooch offers new scientific evidence of the crossbreeding between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons that is responsible for the dichotomous nature of our feelings, thoughts, impressions, beliefs, and even our cultural mores and politics. The “hybrid vigor” produced by this mating has gifted modern man with abilities and sensibilities that the scientific establishment and conventional educational system entirely ignore. The author explores the legacy of our Neanderthal ancestors in an effort to awaken their virtues and qualities, which are so needed in our modern world.

The Neanderthals and Cro Magnon

The Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon: The History and Legacy of the First People to Migrate to Europe looks at the evolution of both and examines the theories regarding their histories and interactions.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727354102

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*Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading In popular culture, the term Neanderthal is used as a colloquial insult for a degenerate or someone perceived as stupid. This seems to have been the case even from the first recognition of the Neanderthals as a species. The first Neanderthal fossil discovery was that of a child's skull in Belgium in 1829, but it was badly damaged. Another would be discovered in 1856 in a limestone mine of the Neanderthal region of what is present-day Germany, and a skull with differing distinct traits (indicating a different species than the Neanderthals) would be discovered just over a decade later in southwestern France. The latter specimen would come to be recognized as an example of the species Homo Sapiens, and these anatomically modern humans arrived in Europe between 45,000 and 43,000 years ago, around the time the Neanderthals are believed to started going extinct. The Neanderthals are a member of the genus Homo just like Homo sapiens and share roughly 99.7% of their DNA with modern humans (Reynolds and Gallagher 2012). Both species even lived briefly during the same time in Eurasia. However, the Neanderthals evolved separately in Europe, away from modern humans, who evolved in Africa. The Neanderthals lived in Europe and Asia for nearly 200,000 years and thrived in these regions, but they went extinct between 40,000 and 30,000 years ago, around the same time that modern humans began arriving in Europe. This has prompted much speculation as to the nature of the interactions between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, especially since some researchers believe they interacted with each other for over 5,000 years before the Neanderthals began going extinct at different times across Europe. One hypothesis is that Homo sapiens displaced the Neanderthals and were better suited for the environment, and it is obviously possible if not likely that these two groups had become competitors for food and other resources, with Homo sapiens being more successful in the end. If such close interactions were taking place, there is also a possibility that the relatively new-to-Europe Homo sapiens brought pathogens from Africa with them that were unknown to the Neanderthal's immune system. A more recent example of this type of resulting interaction is the European expansion into the Americas, which brought diseases like smallpox that the natives of America had never experienced before, especially diseases resulting from the domestication of animals. It is possible that the domestication of the dog by Homo sapiens may have contributed in spreading foreign diseases among the Neanderthals. Whether or not this occurred, it is highly likely that the interactions between the two groups became much more intimate at one point. The Neanderthals were able to make and use a diverse set of sophisticated tools, control fire, make and wear clothing, and create decorations and ornaments. There is even evidence that the Neanderthal buried their dead with grave offerings, a practice that is also associated with later Homo sapiens, which suggests the two species were exchanging ideas such as tool making and rituals. Archaeological sites from Spain to Russia have been discovered that contain transitional stone tools associated with either Homo sapiens or Neanderthals. From the archaeological evidence alone, it is difficult to determine the level of interactions that were held at these sites. These sites may have been used at the same time. The Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon: The History and Legacy of the First People to Migrate to Europe looks at the evolution of both and examines the theories regarding their histories and interactions. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon like never before.

Ancient Food Technology

34 Mellars , Neanderthal Legacy , pp . 2 - 4 ; Fred H . Smith , “ The Neandertals :
Evolutionary Dead Ends or Ancestors of Modern People ? ” JAnthrRes 47 (
Summer 1991 ) : 219 38 ; G . Bräuer , “ New Evidence on the Transitional Period
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Author: Robert Irvin Curtis

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

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Category: Cooking

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Employing a wide variety of sources, this book discusses innovations in food processing and preservation from the Palaeolithic period through the late Roman Empire.All through the ages, there has been the need to acquire and maintain a consistent food supply leading to the invention of tools and new technologies to process certain plant and animal foods into different and more usable forms. This handbook presents the results of the most recent investigations, identifies controversies, and points to areas needing further work. It is the first book to focus specifically on ancient food technology, and to discuss the integral role it played in the political, economic, and social fabric of ancient society. Fully documented and lavishly illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings, it will appeal to students and scholars of both the arts and the sciences.

Vortr ge und Abhandlungen zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 2000 2001

Confrontation During the late 1980s , the popular and scientific pictures of
Neanderthals were changed dramatically by a ... 77 Tattersall , Fossil , 210 - 211 ;
Paul Mellars , The Neanderthal Legacy ( Princeton : Princeton University Press ,
1999 ) ...

Author: Wieland Berg

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ISBN: 9783804722293

Category: Science

Page: 466

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The Review of Archaeology

... ( 1996 ) The Neanderthal Legacy . Princeton University Press , Princeton . - (
1998 ) Neanderthals , modern humans and the archaeological evidence for
language . In , The Origin and Diversification of Language , edited by N . G .
Jablonski ...

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Journal of Iberian Archaeology

In Central and eastern Europe from 50.000-30.000 BP . International workshop in
the Neanderthal Museum , pp . 41-42 . ... 145-154 . MELLARS , P. ( 2098 ) , “ The
Neanderthal legacy . An archaeological perspective from Western Europe ” .

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Paleoanthropology

The fossa mandibularis in the Neandertal cranium of the Guattari Cave : A
comparative morphometrical analysis . In M . Piperno and G ... The Neanderthal
Legacy : An Archaeological Perspective of Western Europe . Princeton University
Press ...

Author: Milford H. Wolpoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

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Category: Social Science

Page: 878

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Since the first edition was introduced in 1980, Paleoanthropology has been the leading text for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in human evolution. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the subject, and the only human evolution text written by a paleontologist with direct experience with the fossil record, this new edition offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human evolution. This edition has been substantially revised and rewritten. It has been expanded to include the most recent research, theories, and new developments in the field, making it the most up-to-date and complete text on the human fossil record available.

Questioning the Answers

Late - occurring Neandertal at Vindija Cave ( Croatia ) in the Context of Central
Europe and the Balkans . Journal of ... The Neanderthal Legacy . ... Disapearing
from the world : an archaeological perspective on Neanderthal extinction . Oxford
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Author: Maureen A. Hays

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

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Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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A collection of 18 papers taken from a symposium at the SAA meeting in Chicago in 1999. Together they address the fundamental problems within the study of the European Early Upper Palaeolithic, both in terms of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Antiquity

Hundert Jahre Neanderthaler : 175 – 81 . Utrecht : Kemink en Zoon . 1960 .
Evolution in ... The Neanderthal legacy . An archaeological perspective from
Western ... L ' Homme de Néandertal : 97 – 120 . Liège : Université de Liège .
ERAUL .

Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

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Includes section "Reviews."

Antiquity

Neanderthal archaeology JEAN - PHILIPPE RIGAUD & JAN F. SIMEK * PAUL
MELLARS . The Neanderthal legacy : an archaeo cerning the issues he raises ,
based on his turn of phrase . logical perspective from western Europe . xxii + 471
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Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation

Author: Leslie Aiello

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

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Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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"The results provide revolutionary insights into the glacial climate of Stage 3 and the landscapes and resources that influenced late Palaeolithic life-styles. New hypotheses are offered to explain why and how Neanderthal and modern human societies chose where to settle and why they moved on in the face of ever-changing conditions. Above all, the models presented in this volume raise a host of new questions about differences in the human responses to climate and environment, not just between the two separate human species but also between those who arrived early and those who followed later."--BOOK JACKET.

Taking Sides Clashing Views in World History Volume 1 The Ancient World to the Pre Modern Era Expanded

... In Search of the Neanderthals : Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins ( Thames
& Hudson , 1995 ) ; Paul Mellars , The Neanderthal Legacy ( Princeton University
Press , 1995 ) ; Ian Tattersall , The Last Neanderthal : The Rise , Success , and ...

Author: Joseph Mitchell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780078127588

Category: History

Page: 416

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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhcls.com for more information.

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Conservation Legacy

Ready when you are C.B. ! " CALEB HATHAWAY AND THE NEANDERTHALS .
Many thousands of years ago , a hominid like us , whom we named Neanderthal ,
perished from the earth . Troll has a set speech in which he says that one or two ...

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Selected Material from Essentials of Physical Anthropology Third Edition

Why or why not ? 7 . In what general areas of the world have Neandertal fossil
remains been discovered ? 8 . ... What behavioral characteristics distinguish
Neandertal culture from that of the Upper Paleolithic ? 11 . ... The Neanderthal
Legacy .

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JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

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Book of Stone Age Britain

Green , Stephen and Elizabeth Walker 1991 , Ice Age Hunters : Neanderthals
and Early Modern Hunters in Wales , National Museum of Wales , Cardiff .
Johanson , Donald and Blake Edgar ... Mellars , Paul 1996 , The Neanderthal
Legacy ...

Author: Nicholas Barton

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New Scientist

In The Neanderthal Legacy , Paul Mellars of the University of Cambridge aims to
answer this question from an archaeological viewpoint . He concentrates on
where and how Neanderthals lived . He has well - illustrated chapters on the ice
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Late Pleistocene Population Interaction in Western Europe and Modern Human Origins

The Neanderthal Legacy : An Archaeological Perspective From Western Europe .
Princeton : Princeton University Press . MELLARS , P. 1998. The impact of
climatic changes on the demography of late Neandertal and early antomically ...

Author: Eugène Morin

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