David Maxwell
Simon Fraser University
Rock artUpper PaleolithicProfessional developmentHistoryResource management
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Hand images with missing phalanges occur at a number of Upper Palaeolithic rock art sites in Europe. It has been argued that they represent hand signals or a counting system, but there are reasons to believe they were actually produced by hands from which finger segments had been removed. Here, we report a cross-cultural study designed to shed light on this phenomenon. Our review of the ethnographic literature identified 121 societies from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania that engaged in ...
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Abstract Bison kill sites on the North American Plains are well-studied archaeological examples of human communal hunting and mass killing of large ungulates. Assemblages of bison bones from these sites are dominated by the remains of prime adults, and younger animals are not as well represented as expected. We propose that predation by large carnivores preferentially removed calves and yearlings from some herds prior to the preferred seasons for communal hunts in the fall and winter, and that h...
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