The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Steven L Kuhn, Kristopher W. Kerry

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Abstract

This volume brings together prominent archaeologists working in areas outside Western Europe to discuss the most recent evidence for the origins of the early Upper Paleolithic and its relationship to the origin of modern humans. With a wealth of primary data from archaeological sites and regions that have never before been published and discussions of materials from difficult-to-find sources, the collection urges readers to reconsider the process of modern human behavioral origins. Archaeological evidence continues to play a critical role in debates over the origins of anatomically modern humans. The appearance of novel Upper Paleolithic technologies, new patterns of land use, expanded social networks, and the emergence of complex forms of symbolic communication point to a behavioral revolution beginning sometime around 45,000 years ago. Until recently, most of the available evidence for this revolution derived from Western European archaeological contexts that suggested an abrupt replacement of Mousterian Middle Paleolithic with Aurignacian Upper Paleolithic adaptations. In the absence of fossil association, the behavioral transition was thought to reflect the biological replacement of archaic hominid populations by intrusive modern humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN (Print)0520238516, 9780520238510
StatePublished - Jun 2 2004

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Western Europe
evidence
new technology
social network
land use
communication
Modern Humans
Early Upper Palaeolithic
Replacement
Revolution
Upper Paleolithic
Archaeological Context
Anatomically Modern Humans
Symbolic Communication
Mousterian
Social Networks
Reader
Archaeological Sites
Archaeologists
Middle Palaeolithic

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Brantingham, P. J., Kuhn, S. L., & Kerry, K. W. (2004). The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe. University of California Press.

The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe. / Brantingham, P. Jeffrey; Kuhn, Steven L; Kerry, Kristopher W.

University of California Press, 2004.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Brantingham, PJ, Kuhn, SL & Kerry, KW 2004, The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe. University of California Press.
Brantingham PJ, Kuhn SL, Kerry KW. The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe. University of California Press, 2004.
Brantingham, P. Jeffrey ; Kuhn, Steven L ; Kerry, Kristopher W. / The early Upper Paleolithic beyond Western Europe. University of California Press, 2004.
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