Chris Stringer
Natural History Museum
PaleontologyArchaeologyHomo sapiensNeanderthalBiology
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#1Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
#2Alistair W. G. Pike (University of Southampton)H-Index: 24
Last. Christiane Denys (University of Paris)H-Index: 16
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The cranium from Broken Hill (Kabwe) was recovered from cave deposits in 1921, during metal ore mining in what is now Zambia1. It is one of the best-preserved skulls of a fossil hominin, and was initially designated as the type specimen of Homo rhodesiensis, but recently it has often been included in the taxon Homo heidelbergensis2–4. However, the original site has since been completely quarried away, and—although the cranium is often estimated to be around 500 thousand years old5–7—its unsystem...
#1Julia Galway-Witham (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 3
#2James Cole (University of Brighton)H-Index: 7
Last. Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 68
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#1Lukas Bokelmann (MPG: Max Planck Society)
#2Mateja Hajdinjak (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 10
Last. Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 68
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The Forbes’ Quarry and Devil’s Tower partial crania from Gibraltar are among the first Neanderthal remains ever found. Here, we show that small amounts of ancient DNA are preserved in the petrous bones of the 2 individuals despite unfavorable climatic conditions. However, the endogenous Neanderthal DNA is present among an overwhelming excess of recent human DNA. Using improved DNA library construction methods that enrich for DNA fragments carrying deaminated cytosine residues, we were able to se...
#1Katerina Harvati (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 34
#2Carolin Röding (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 1
Last. Mirsini Kouloukoussa (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 8
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Two fossilized human crania (Apidima 1 and Apidima 2) from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, were discovered in the late 1970s but have remained enigmatic owing to their incomplete nature, taphonomic distortion and lack of archaeological context and chronology. Here we virtually reconstruct both crania, provide detailed comparative descriptions and analyses, and date them using U-series radiometric methods. Apidima 2 dates to more than 170 thousand years ago and has a Neanderthal-like morphological...
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#1C. Lucas (Natural History Museum)
#2Julia Galway-Witham (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 3
Last. Silvia M. Bello (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 15
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Perforated batons, usually made from a segment of antler and formed of a sub-cylindrical shaft and at least one perforation, have been documented across Europe from sites throughout the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic. The function of perforated batons is still debated. We present here three Magdalenian perforated batons from the site of Gough’s Cave (Somerset, UK); these are unique to Britain and represent an important northern example of this artifact type. Our technological analysis revealed...
#1Peter J. Allen (BU: Bournemouth University)
#2Jan M. Wiener (BU: Bournemouth University)H-Index: 23
Last. John R. Stewart (BU: Bournemouth University)H-Index: 23
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Visual search experiments used in the field of psychology may be applied to investigate the relationship between environments and prey detection rates that could influence hunting behaviours in ancient humans. Two lab-based experiments were designed to examine the effects of differing virtual environments, representing Marine Isotope Stage 3 (MIS3) in Europe, on participants’ ability to locate prey. The results show that prey detection performance is highly influenced by vegetation structure, bo...
#1Selina Brace (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 12
#2Yoan Diekmann (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 10
Last. Ian Barnes (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 37
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In the version of this Article originally published, there were errors in the colour ordering of the legend in Fig. 5b, and in the positions of the target and surrogate populations in Fig. 5c. This has now been corrected. The conclusions of the study are in no way affected. The errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.
#1Miguel Cortés-Sánchez (University of Seville)H-Index: 5
#2Francisco J Jiménez-Espejo (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 24
Last. Arturo Morales-Muñiz (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 13
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#1Rodrigo S. Lacruz (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 24
#2Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 68
Last. Juan Luis Arsuaga (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
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The face is the most distinctive feature used to identify others. Modern humans have a short, retracted face beneath a large globular braincase that is distinctively different from that of our closest living relatives. The face is a skeletal complex formed by 14 individual bones that houses parts of the digestive, respiratory, visual and olfactory systems. A key to understanding the origin and evolution of the human face is analysis of the faces of extinct taxa in the hominin clade over the last...
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#1Selina Brace (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 12
#2Yoan Diekmann (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 10
Last. Ian Barnes (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 37
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The roles of migration, admixture and acculturation in the European transition to farming have been debated for over 100 years. Genome-wide ancient DNA studies indicate predominantly Aegean ancestry for continental Neolithic farmers, but also variable admixture with local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Neolithic cultures first appear in Britain circa 4000 bc, a millennium after they appeared in adjacent areas of continental Europe. The pattern and process of this delayed British Neolithic transiti...
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