All posts tagged with Mousterian

Returning to the pollen of Shanidar

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Marta Fiacconi and Chris Hunt have undertaken an analysis of pollen samples from the surface of the sediments of Shanidar Cave, Iraq.

A Neandertal mortuary in Spain?

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El Pais has a fascinating story about the Paleolithic sites in the Lozoya river valley: “A Neanderthal trove in Madrid”.

Neandertals and eagle talons

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Eugène Morin and Vronique Laroulandie have published a new paper in PLoS ONE demonstrating evidence that some Neandertals had a fetish for eagle talons Morin...

Neandertals of the North

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Ludovic Slimak and colleagues this week argue that Byzovaya, a site in the Russian far north, was produced by Neandertals: “Late Mousterian Persistence near ...

Neandertals, plants, and fish

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I don’t read Spanish well, but I’m going to go ahead and link a news article in a Spanish journal about Neandertal diet and cooking at the Spanish site of El...

Quote: Otte on lithic analysis

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I happened across this great quote by Marcel Otte, referring to the Bordes-Binford debate among other archaeological donnybrooks:

Not a lasting last for the Neandertals

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The latest in a long line of “last known Neandertal” sites is now Gorham’s Cave, Gibraltar. Of course, if this were actually a continuing string of “latest” ...