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New aspects of the Central Eastern European Upper Palaeolithic; methods, chronology, technology and subsistence.

9783700167624

New aspects of the Central Eastern European Upper Palaeolithic; methods, chronology, technology and subsistence.

Ed. by Christine Neugebauer-Maresch and Linda R. Owen.

Austrian Academy of Sciences Press

2010

325 pages

$119.00

Paperback

Mitteilungen der Prahistorischen Kommission; bd.72

GN772

The Austrian Academy of Sciences held an international conference in Vienna during November 2005 where the 23 papers here were presented. They focus on the Early Upper Palaeolithic, encompass a wide region within Central Eastern Europe, and concentrate on the early phases of the Aurignacian and the transition to the Gravettian. Among the topics are whether the Early Aurignacian in Central Europe represents the initial dispersion of anatomically modern humans in Europe, archaeological and palaeoecological studies of palaeolithic industries before the Last Glacial Maximum between 32,000 and 20,000 ago, whether fishing was an important subsistence activity in the Upper Palaeolithic of Southwest Germany, imprints discovered on palaeolithic ceramics at sites in Lower Austria, and different excavation techniques and their stratigraphic results. No index is provided. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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