2009

Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions

Methods, Theories, and Interpretations

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ISBN: 978-0-387-76478-8 (Print) 978-0-387-76487-0 (Online)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives

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      Pages 1-1

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      Has the Notion of “Transitions” in Paleolithic Prehistory Outlived Its Usefulness? The European Record in Wider Context

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      Pages 19-41

      Accidents of History: Conceptual Frameworks in Paleoarchaeology

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      Pages 43-64

      Defining Modernity, Establishing Rubicons, Imagining the Other—and the Neanderthal Enigma

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      Pages 65-78

      The Longest Transition or Multiple Revolutions?

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      Pages 79-92

      Quantifying Transitions: Morphometric Approaches to Palaeolithic Variability and Technological Change

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      Pages 93-119

      ESR Dating at Hominid and Archaeological Sites During the Pleistocene

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      Pages 121-139

      The South Asian Paleolithic Record and Its Potential for Transitions Studies

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      Pages 141-152

      DISCUSSION 1: An Overview of Matters Transitional, From the Outside Looking In

  3. Changes Within the Lower Paleolithic

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      Pages 153-153

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      Pages 155-171

      From Nothing to Something: The Appearance and Context of the Earliest Archaeological Record

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      Pages 173-193

      The Oldowan-Acheulian Transition: Is there a “Developed Oldowan” Artifact Tradition?

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      Pages 195-209

      Lower Palaeolithic Transitions in the Northern Latitudes of Eurasia

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      Pages 211-227

      Hominin Adaptability and Patterns of Faunal Turnover in the Early to Middle Pleistocene Transition in the Levant

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      Pages 229-234

      DISCUSSION 2: Transitions: Behavioral Change in the Early Pleistocene

  4. Lower to Middle Paleolithic Transitions

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      Pages 235-235

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      Pages 237-243

      Assessing the Lower to Middle Paleolithic Transition

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      Pages 245-254

      The East Asian Middle Paleolithic Reexamined

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      Pages 255-264

      The Lower to Middle Paleolithic Transition in South Asia and Its Implications for Hominin Cognition and Dispersals

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      Pages 265-270

      DISCUSSION 3: The Lower to Middle Paleolithic Transition

  5. Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transitions

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      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-281

      The Middle-Upper Paleolithic Transition Revisited

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      Pages 283-299

      Historical Perspectives on the European Transition from Middle to Upper Paleolithic

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      Pages 301-314

      From the Middle to the Later Stone Age in Eastern Africa

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