Friday, May 13, 2016

Paleolithic Papers #5


Discover Magazine has placed online an article about the hominin sites of South Africa.

Why humans are the higher energy ape

Genus Homo:

Modern Humans (Homo sapiens):

Here's a paper on the technology behind early cave painting.

How durable were the jewelry made by stone age humans from marine resources?

What influenced the collagen isotopic content in the Neolithic?

The oldest known hafted axe was found in Australia from 45,000 years ago during the Pleistocene.

Evidence was found of pre Clovis Native Americans in Florida from 14,5000 years ago.

Neandertals (Homo neanderthalensis):

Could diseases brought by modern humans helped bring about the demise of the Neandertals similar, but not as extreme, as what happened to the Native Americans when Europeans came?

Was the Châtelperronian stone tool assemblage evidence of interaction between Neandertals and modern humans?

Modern humans and Neandertals had different food gathering strategies.

Climate changes seem to have impacted diet for Neandertals.

Here are investigations of the Neandertal clavical.

Homo erectus:

Some Chinese hominin teeth might have been attributed to H. erectus, but really belong to another species.

John Hawks writes about the Dmanisi hominins  and the dispersal of genus Homo out of africa.

Homo naledi: 

A symposium on H. naledi was held in Atlanta.

Genus Australopitchecus:

Australopithecus sediba:

The fossils for A. sediba are now on Morphospace.

How old are the caves A. sediba were found in?

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