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posts tagged with "Upper Paleolithic"
Atxurra cave art discovery in Spain
A report of a new cave art discovery 300 meters underground helps remind us how much remains undiscovered.
28 May 2016
Culture, mathematical models, and Neandertal extinction
A mathematical model shows that if modern humans were better, they would have displaced Neandertals.
02 Feb 2016
High recent admixture reported for Oase 1
One of the earliest modern human specimens from Europe shows the highest level of Neandertal ancestry yet found.
13 May 2015
Link: National Geographic ancient art article
Taking readers to some of the archaeological sites with early evidence of art .
17 Jan 2015
Link: Photographing Chauvet
A National Geographic photographer describes his experience taking pictures of the famous cave art.
05 Jan 2015
The genome from Ust'-Ishim
A femur from Siberia produces the oldest modern human genome sequence to date.
22 Oct 2014
Shadows of ancient firelight
An article describes the 'animated' effect in Upper Paleolithic painted caves.
04 Apr 2014
Chauvet Cave: Maybe less than 25,000 years old
What has been accepted as the oldest cave art in the world is now argued to be much more recent.
06 Mar 2014
Meg Conkey: "People created memories and, in doing so, created a home"
Looking for archaeological sites beyond the famous caves.
01 Feb 2014
Cro-Magnon 1, dating and mtDNA
26 Apr 2013
Was the first dog from the Altaian Upper Paleolithic?
The record of early dog domestication grows
09 Mar 2013
Ceramics in the Epigravettian of Croatia
31 Jul 2012
Lion-Man to be reconstructed from new pieces
09 Dec 2011
The radiocarbon dating paper without a radiocarbon date
A redating of a maxilla from Kent's Cavern, UK, has a surprising omission
07 Nov 2011
Kids leave their traces in caves with art
09 Oct 2011
No Neandertal safe sex
A new paper claims humans and Neandertals were reproductively incompatible. I don't think so.
14 Sep 2011
Neandertals of the North
A late Mousterian site near the Arctic circle suggests that Neandertals may have persisted in the far North. But the story may have some holes.
13 May 2011
Neandertals didn't disappear before 40,000 years ago
I disagree with a new story that claims Neandertals disappeared before 40,000 years ago.
10 May 2011
Combe Capelle redated
20 Mar 2011
Membership has its privileges
I pick a bone with an author whom I think hasn't acknowledged important prior work.
13 Jan 2011
Neandertal stories on parade
04 Dec 2010
29 Nov 2010
24 Nov 2010
The Neandertals of Mount Doom
Eruptions in the Caucasus are claimed to explain Neandertal disappearance in that area. I demur.
11 Oct 2010
LIFE photo-essay at Lascaux, 1947
15 Sep 2010
Arthouse cave art
14 Sep 2010
12 Sep 2010
French Neolithic discontinuities
Study of mtDNA from a Neolithic-era burial in France contributes to an overall picture of Neolithic population replacement in Europe
22 Aug 2010
New Romanian cave art
25 Jun 2010
The Aurignacian dogs
14 May 2010
Where there's not smoke...
14 Feb 2010
Straightening the calibration curve
Radiocarbon calibration looks good, but may fail on the oldest sites.
21 Jan 2010
01 Dec 2009
Keep flax from fire
15 Sep 2009
Aurignacian happy hours
27 Jun 2009
Learning, population size, and "modern human behavior"
12 Jun 2009
04 Jun 2009
Les Rois revisited, and dental classification of other Aurignacian individuals
02 Jun 2009
24 May 2009
Goddess on a cave bottom
16 May 2009
Awkward moments when reading
13 May 2009
Another Aurignacian Neandertal, or just dinner?
12 May 2009
Oase 2 forensic reconstruction
04 May 2009
African origins and phenotypic variance
25 Mar 2009
News tidbit on Kent's Cavern
30 Jan 2009
"Competitive exclusion" and the extinction of Neandertals: should we believe it?
30 Dec 2008
New Paleolithic cave in Israel
02 Jun 2008
A short fiction about Neandertal introgression
01 Jun 2008
How fast to Australia?
19 Oct 2007
Ivory mammoth and other art from Vogelherd
24 Jun 2007
Women in human evolution reviewed
18 Apr 2007
An earlier initial Upper Paleolithic at Kostenki
17 Jan 2007
The initial Upper Paleolithic at Kostenki
11 Jan 2007
Early Timor habitation at Jerimalai
24 Dec 2006
Burins, barometers of typology
20 Oct 2006
26 Sep 2006
Not a lasting last for the Neandertals
I look more closely at a paper presenting the latest known radiocarbon dates for Mousterian in Iberia
13 Sep 2006
08 Aug 2006
Mellars' modern human origins paper
14 Jun 2006
An Australian mid-Holocene symbolic "revolution"
14 Apr 2006
Art, style, and population density in the UP
12 Apr 2006
Vindija G1 now 32,000 BP
06 Jan 2006
Grotte des Fées de Châtelperron
31 Aug 2005
Cuban ground sloths document overkill
04 Aug 2005
The Freudian artifact
25 Jul 2005
Australian extinctions walking on eggshells
08 Jul 2005
What happened to the Australian megafauna?
02 Jun 2005
Who colonized the European Arctic?
26 Apr 2005
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