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Abstract By applying a correspondence analysis to the morphological characteristics of the early Vinca culture pottery from the Miercurea Sibiului-Petriș site and using the results as prior-estimates for the Bayesian approach, we show the time span of the Vinca layer no. II corresponds only to Vinca B phase. This is contrary to prior assertions connecting this layer to the Vinca A phase. Enlarging the territory and using the eponymous site of Belo Brdo as a comparison, we conclude that a Vinca A...
#1Anatoly V. Lozhkin (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 24
#2Marina Cherepanova (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 4
Last. Valeriya Tsigankova (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
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Abstract A high-resolution, multiproxy analysis of a core from Tokotan Lake, Urup Island, illustrates the complex paleoenvironmental signals that can be preserved in sedimentary deposits from geologically active areas, such as the Kuril Archipelago. Diatom and geochemical analyses of the Tokotan core suggest a shallowing and lessening of the lake area over the last ∼3450 cal BP. Without other proxies, the record could be interpreted as showing a general decrease in precipitation over the Late Ho...
Abstract This paper has two starting points that will eventually converge in our argumentation. One focuses on the early 6th millennium cal BC Starcevo settlement at Alsonyek in the Sarkoz region of south-western Hungary. While no houses with a post structure could be identified, the amount of the burnt daub found in pits totals more than two tons. Based on the weighing, the detailed description of the total amount of the recovered Early Neolithic burnt daub fragments and the 3D reconstruction o...
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#1Krisztián Oross (MTA: Hungarian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Lucy J E Cramp (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 8
Last. Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University)H-Index: 26
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Abstract The pivotal role of the western Carpathian basin in the transmission of key inventions of food production towards central Europe is an accepted fact in Neolithic research. Southern Transdanubia in western Hungary may serve as a unique ‘laboratory’ for targeted investigations, as north Balkan and central European characteristics overlap in the region. Site-based studies of recently excavated late 6th millennium cal BC Neolithic settlements provide insights into possible patterns in the d...
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#1Ewa Szarek-Gwiazda (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 10
#2Andrzej KownackiH-Index: 10
Last. Dariusz Ciszewski (AGH University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 9
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Abstract This study was aimed to show whether subfossil Chironomidae (Diptera) may be useful tool for assessing toxicity of heavy metals in the aquatic environment. Investigations were carried out in subsidence ponds affected by the activity of metal mining: (1) the older ones formed before mining activity and (2) the younger one formed after the mine was closed. Waters of ponds were analyzed for physico-chemical parameters, whereas sediments were studied for metals (Cd, Pb, and Zn), pH, organic...
#1Chao Qin (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Last. JINChangzhu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 14
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Abstract The first Episiphneus (Myospalacinae, Rodentia, Mammalia) fossils of the Late Pliocene from Northeast China are described here as E. dalianensis sp. nov., which were collected from the lowermost fossiliferous deposits from Jinyuan Cave of Luotuo Hill in Dalian, Liaoning Province. The new fossils include intact skull, mandibles and molars with roots. The skull is characterized by a flat occiput and the supra-occipital process cohering with the lambdoid crest; meanwhile distinctive dental...
#1Anthony Ranere (STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
#2Richard G. Cooke (STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)H-Index: 20
Abstract Archaeological evidence from Late Pleistocene sites in South America indicates that human populations moved into and through the lower isthmian land-bridge by at least 16,000 cal BP. Extrapolations from DNA analyses of ancient and current populations are broadly supportive. The only archaeological trace of the earliest movements into the land-bridge consists of two point fragments similar to El Jobo points dated at Taima to ca 15,800 cal BP. The earliest robust evidence of occupation on...
#1María Fernanda Martínez-Polanco (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 3
#2Anthony Ranere (STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
Last. Richard G. Cooke (STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)H-Index: 20
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Abstract The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780) was an apex species for Precolumbian subsistence in the anthropogenic savannas and tropical dry forests bordering Parita Bay on the central Pacific coast of Panama. This paper focusses on Late Preceramic Cerro Mangote, a multi-component site whose domestic occupation corresponds to a maximum time-period of 7900 and 4600 cal BP. At this time, this site's inhabitants developed mixed subsistence strategies including farming and...
#1Jianyao ChenH-Index: 17
#2Sylvi Haldorsen (NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences)H-Index: 10
Last. Rein Vaikmäe (Tallinn University of Technology)H-Index: 15
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#1Daniel García-Martínez (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 11
#2Sandra Martelli (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 5
Last. J.A. Sanchís Gimeno (University of Valencia)
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Abstract Lumbar lordosis is a key element of the upright posture, being interpreted as a consequence of bipedal locomotion. There is consensus that the generic modern human pattern of metameric vertebral body wedging is sexually dimorphic in modern humans. However, recently published studies have compared this pattern with other hominins, such as Neanderthals. These tried to establish whether the (male) Neanderthal lumbar vertebrae express a pattern that falls within or outside the range of mode...
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