Journal of Human Evolution
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#1Peishu Li (U of C: University of Chicago)
#2Paul E Morse (Duke University)H-Index: 6
Last. Richard F. Kay (Duke University)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Homunculus patagonicus is a stem platyrrhine from the late Early Miocene, high-latitude Santa Cruz Formation, Argentina. Its distribution lies farther south than any extant platyrrhine species. Prior studies on the dietary specialization of Homunculus suggest either a mixed diet of fruit and leaves or a more predominantly fruit-eating diet. To gain further insight into the diet of Homunculus, we examined how the occlusal surfaces of the first and second lower molars of Homunculus change...
#1Yossi Zaidner (University of Haifa)H-Index: 12
#2Mina Weinstein-Evron (University of Haifa)H-Index: 22
Abstract The Early Middle Paleolithic (EMP) lithic assemblage of Misliya Cave, dated to 240–150 ka, is associated with one of the earliest occurrences of Homo sapiens outside Africa. Our research provides a detailed technological study of the lithic assemblage of stratigraphic unit 5–6c of the site, using the chaine operatoire approach, to characterize the technological behavior of the early H. sapiens. Our results indicate that both Levallois and laminar volumetric concepts were used. The Leval...
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#1John Kappelman (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 28
#1Viktoria M. Oelze (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 5
#2Roman M. Wittig (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 29
Last. Christophe Boesch (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 81
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#1Aviad Agam (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 4
#2Andrea Zupancich (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 7
Abstract Quina scrapers are well-known components of the European Middle Paleolithic Mousterian. A similar production process was detected within the lithic assemblages of the Levantine Acheulo-Yabrudian (∼400–200 ka). This study combines the results of use-wear and raw material analyses of 75 Quina scrapers and 133 demi-Quina scrapers from the Acheulo-Yabrudian site Qesem Cave, Israel, aimed at interpreting the function of Quina and demi-Quina at Qesem Cave, the considerations affecting the lit...
#1Christine Verna (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 7
#2Florent Détroit (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 12
Last. Marie-Hélène Moncel (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Although Neandertals are the best-known fossil hominins, the tempo and evolutionary processes in their lineage are strongly debated. This is in part due to the scarcity of the fossil record, in particular before the marine isotopic stage (MIS) 5. In 2010, a partial hominin mandible was discovered at the Middle Paleolithic site of Payre (France) in a layer that is dated to the end of MIS 8/beginning of MIS 7, a time period for which very few fossils are known in Europe. The Payre 15 mand...
#1Iulia Bădescu (UdeM: Université de Montréal)
#2Pascale Sicotte (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 22
Last. Daniel W. Sellen (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Premasticated food transfer, when an individual partially breaks down food through chewing and feeds it to another individual, usually mouth-to-mouth, is described widely across human cultures. This behavior plays an important role in modern humans’ strategy of complementary feeding, which involves supplementing maternal milk in infant diets with processed, easily digestible versions of adult foods. The extent to which other primates engage in premasticated food transfer with infants is...
#1Reuven Yeshurun (University of Haifa)H-Index: 15
#2Dan Malkinson (University of Haifa)H-Index: 17
Last. Mina Weinstein-Evron (University of Haifa)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Space use in Middle Paleolithic (MP) camps has been suggested as a source of information on the intensity and repetition of occupations and, by extension, of demographics. In the Levant, clear evidence for differential intrasite use and maintenance was important in viewing the late MP Neanderthal sites as base camps inhabited for a significant duration, relative to the Early MP (EMP). We test this model with the rich faunal assemblage from the EMP (>140 ka) site of Misliya Cave, Mount C...
#1Rob Dinnis (British Museum)H-Index: 4
#2Alexander A. Bessudnov (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 3
Last. Andrei Sinitsyn (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 4
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#1Ron Shimelmitz (University of Haifa)H-Index: 10
#2Steven L. Kuhn (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 35
Last. Mina Weinstein-Evron (University of Haifa)H-Index: 22
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Changes in the ways Paleolithic foragers exploited raw material sources are linked to mobility, the demands of production, and investment in quarrying. Here, we analyze the use of raw materials in a long series of superimposed layers from Tabun Cave dating to the Middle Pleistocene, attributed to the Lower and Middle Paleolithic periods. Using the cortex preserved on the surfaces of artifacts, including blanks, tools and cores, we distinguished between flints obtained from primary and secondary ...
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