Wild Things: Recent advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research

Wild Things: Recent advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research

By: Helen C. Drinkall (editor), Angela R. Perri (editor), David T. G. Clinnick (editor), Frederick W. F. Foulds (editor), James W. P. Walker (editor)Paperback

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Recently, Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology has been breaking boundaries worldwide. Finds such as the Mesolithic house at Howick, the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome, and the recently discovered footprints at Happisburgh all serve to indicate how archaeologists in these fields are truly at the cutting edge of understanding humanity's past. This volume celebrates this trend by focusing on recent advances in the study of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. With contributors from a diverse range of backgrounds, it allows for a greater degree of interdisciplinary discourse than is often the case, as the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic are generally split apart. Wild Things brings together contributions from major researchers and early career specialists, detailing research taking place across the British Isles, France, Portugal, Russia, the Levant and Europe as a whole, providing a cross-section of the exciting range of research being conducted. By combining papers from both these periods, it is hoped that dialogue between practitioners of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology can be further encouraged. Topics include: the chronology of the Mid-Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia; territorial use of Alpine high altitude areas by Mesolithic hunter-gatherer; discussing the feasibility of reconstructing Neanderthal demography to examine their extinction; the funerary contexts from the Mesolithic burials at Muge; the discovery of further British Upper Palaeolithic parietal art at Cathole Cave; exploitation of both lithics and fauna in Palaeolithic France; and an analysis of Mesolithic/Neolithic trade in Europe.

About Author

Frederick Foulds is based at Durham University. He specialises in the Palaeolithic of Britiain and Europe. He has conducted research projects examining potential interactions between anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals, the Neanderthal extinction, and the applications of social theory to Lower Palaeolithic material culture. His publications include Experimental Archaeology and Theory: Recent Approaches to Archaeological Hypotheses (ed, 2013). Helen Drinkall is a researcher at the University of Durham. Angela R. Perri is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. David T. G. Clinnick is a researcher at the University of Durham.

Contents

List of Contributors Preface 1. Chronology of the Mid Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia: Problems and prospects Natasha Reynolds 2. Invisible Individuals, Visible Groups: On the evidence for individuals and groups at the Lower Palaeolithic site of Caddington, Bedfordshire, UK Frederick W.F. Foulds 3. Alpine`Hunters' from the Middle Mesolithic to Early Neolithic: A contribution to the study of lithic industries from two high altitude loci (Gerland and La Mare) in Vercors, Northern French Alps Alexandre Angelin 4. The Phenomenon of Mesolithic Settlement within the Bohemian Paradise Area, Czech Republic PetrSida, Marta Moravcova, Dagmar Vokounova Franzeova and Jan Prostrednik 5. Palaeoenvironments and Prehistoric Interactions in Northern France from the Eemian Interglacial to the End of the Weichselian Middle Pleniglacial Jean-Luc Locht, Emilie Goval, Pierre Antoine, Sylvie Coutard, Patrick Auguste, Clement Paris and David Herisson 6. The Feasibility of Reconstructing Neanderthal Demography as an Approach to Examining Extinction Danae Rebecca Dodge 7. Le Cuzoul De Gramat (Lot, France): A key sequence for the early Holocene in southwest France Nicolas Valdeyron, Aureade Henry, Benjamin Marquebielle, Bruno Bosc-Zanardo, Bernard Gassin, Sylvene Michel and Sylvie Philibert 8. Human Craniometric Variation Supports Discontinuity at the Late Glacial Maximum in Europe Ciaran Brewster, Ron Pinhasi and Christopher Meiklejohn 9. Funerary Contexts: The case study of the Mesolithic shellmiddens of Muge (Portugal) Olivia Figueiredo, Joao Cascalheira, Joao Marreiros, Telmo Pereira, Claudia Umbelino and Nuno Bicho 10. Fire as a Component of Mesolithic Funerary Rituals: Charcoal analyses from a burial in Cabeco da Amoreira (Muge, Portugal) Patricia Diogo Monteiro, Joao Cascalheira, Joao Marreiros, Telmo Pereira and Nuno Bicho 11. Animal Magic: The discovery of Upper Palaeolithic Parietal art in Cathole Cave, Gower Peninsula, South Wales George Nash 12. Ideology of the Hunt and the End of the Epi-Palaeolithic Piotr Jacobsson 13. Animal Exploitation Strategies in Eastern Aquitaine (France) during the Last Glacial Maximum Jean-Christophe Castel, Myriam Boudadi-Maligne, Sylvain Ducasse, Caroline Renard, Francois-Xavier Chauviere, Delphine Kuntz and Jean-Baptiste Mallye 14. Locating Potential Mesolithic Fish Sites in Britain using Predicative Modelling: Applying the`fishing site model' to British conditions Kris Hall 15. Foragers and Farmers in Mesolithic/Neolithic Europe, 5500-3900 cal. BC: Beyond the anthropological comfort zone Peter Rowley-Conwy

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  • ISBN13: 9781782977469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781782977469
  • ISBN10: 1782977465

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