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Human behavioral organization in the Middle Paleolithic: were Neanderthals different?

Henry, D.O.; Hietala, H.J.; Rosen, A.M.; Demodenko, Y.E.; Usik, V.I.; Armagan, T.L.; (2004) Human behavioral organization in the Middle Paleolithic: were Neanderthals different? American Anthropologist , 106 (1) pp. 17-31. 10.1525/aa.2004.106.1.17.

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Abstract

Interwoven with the debate regarding the biologic replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans is the question of the degree to which Neanderthals and modern foragers differed behaviorally. We consider this question through a detailed spatial analysis of artifacts and related evidence from stratified living floors within a 49–69 k.y.a. rock shelter site, Tor Faraj, in southern Jordan. The study involves a critical evaluation of living floors, the identification of site structure, and the decoding of the site structure in an effort to understand how the inhabitants of the shelter organized their behaviors. The site structure of Tor Faraj is also compared to occupations of modern foragers in ethnographic and archaeological contexts. When the information from the excavation of Tor Faraj is considered with evidence from other late Middle Paleolithic sites, there seems to be little basis for the claims that constraints in the behavioral organization of Neanderthals led to their replacement by modern foragers.

Type: Article
Title: Human behavioral organization in the Middle Paleolithic: were Neanderthals different?
DOI: 10.1525/aa.2004.106.1.17
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/aa.2004.106.1.17
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/11406
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