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Neanderthals and Modern Humans: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective
     

Neanderthals and Modern Humans: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective

by Finlayson Clive, Clive Finlayson
 

ISBN-10: 0521121000

ISBN-13: 9780521121002

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Neanderthals were a people native to Europe during the Pleistocene period, who became extinct between forty and thirty thousand years ago. Challenging the commonly held view that extinction was caused by the arrival of our ancestors, Clive Finlayson provides evidence that their extinction actually occurred because the Neanderthals could not adapt fast enough to

Overview

The Neanderthals were a people native to Europe during the Pleistocene period, who became extinct between forty and thirty thousand years ago. Challenging the commonly held view that extinction was caused by the arrival of our ancestors, Clive Finlayson provides evidence that their extinction actually occurred because the Neanderthals could not adapt fast enough to changing ecological and environmental conditions, not their relationship with modern humans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series , #38
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,120,578
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Human evolution in the Pleistocene; 2. Biogeographical patterns; 3. Human range expansions, contractions and extinctions; 4. The modern human-Neanderthal problem; 5. Comparative behaviour and ecology of Neanderthals and modern humans; 6. The conditions in Africa and Eurasia during the last Glacial Cycle; 7. The modern human colonization and the Neanderthal extinction; 8. The survival of the weakest; References; Index.

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