By Erella Hovers

This e-book provides the 1st finished description of the lithic assemblages from Qafzeh Cave, one in all purely center Paleolithic websites within the Levant that has yielded a number of burials of early anatomically smooth Homo sapiens (AMHs). The list from this sector increases the query of attainable long term temporal overlap among early AMHs and Neanderthals. for that reason, Qafzeh has lengthy been one of many pivotal websites in debates at the origins of AMHs and in makes an attempt to match and distinction the 2 species' diversifications and behavior.

Although the hominin fossils from the location have been released years in the past, before the linked archaeological assemblages have been incompletely defined, usually resulting in conflicting interpretations. This monograph encompasses a thorough technological research of the lithic assemblages, integrated of their geological and sedimentological contexts. This description serves as a springboard for nearby comparisons in addition to a extra basic dialogue approximately heart Paleolithic habit, that's appropriate to special and as but unresolved questions about the origins of "modern" habit patterns.

The quantity incorporates a wide-ranging and updated bibliography that gives the middle-range for discussing the ecological context and behavioral complexity of the center Paleolithic interval, and ends with a few thought-provoking conclusions concerning the dynamic human interactions that existed within the quarter in this time.

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