Friday, March 10, 2017

Paleolithic Papers #13

Genus Homo:

Brain size and tooth size were not linked during human evolution.

Stone tools can be examined for the types of plants they were used on.

Asian populations are genetically contiguous with their stone age predecessors.

Did the first humans arrive in North America much earlier than previously thought?

Modern Humans (Homo sapiens):

Tibet may have been occupied by modern humans by the end of the Pleistocene.

Paleolithic cave art started out as public art and became private over time.

The environment of Shanxi, China during the late Pleistocene.

Human remains of the Mesolithic of South Africa.

Foraging patterns have persisted in New Guinea since the terminal Pleistocene despite the advent of farming.

Neandertals (Homo neanderthalensis):

The underrated genius of Neandertals.

Neandertals get praised and examined in the NY Times.

Neandertals were rock collectors.

Examining the molars of Neandertals.

Reconstructing the diet of Neandertals at El Sidrón, Spain.

How did Neandetals spread to the Greek Island of Naxos?  Boats?

Homo naledi:

Examining the ribs and vertebra of H. naledi.

Genus Australopithecus:

A. sediba:

A sediba was adapted to tree climbing as well as bipedal walking.

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