The lithic assemblages of Qafzeh Cave

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This book presents the first comprehensive description of the lithic assemblages from Qafzeh Cave, one of only two Middle Paleolithic sites in the Levant that has yielded multiple burials of early anatomically modern Homo sapiens (AMHs). The record from this region raises the question of possible long-term temporal overlap between early AMHs and Neanderthals. For this reason, Qafzeh has long been one of the pivotal sites in debates on the origins of AMHs and in attempts to compare and contrast the two species' adaptations and behavior. Although the hominin fossils from the site were published.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)0195322770, 0198043414, 1282125281, 9780195322774, 9780198043416, 9786612125287
ISBN (Print)0197717063, 0198043414, 1282125281, 9786612125287
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameHuman evolution series
PublisherOxford University Press

Bibliographical note

Previously issued in print: 2009.


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