Modern Origins

A North African Perspective


ISBN: 978-94-007-2928-5 (Print) 978-94-007-2929-2 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. Paleoenvironment and Chronology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-17

      A Multiproxy Paleoclimate Reconstruction over the Last 250 kyr from Marine Sediments: The Northwest African Margin and the Western Mediterranean Sea

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 19-34

      A Northeast Saharan Perspective on Environmental Variability in North Africa and its Implications for Modern Human Origins

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 35-47

      Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Nature of Pleistocene Pluvial Phase Environments Across North Africa

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 49-60

      The Faunal Context of Human Evolution in the Late Middle/Late Pleistocene of Northwestern Africa

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 61-78

      New Data from the Site of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco) and Some Remarks on the Chronometric Status of the Middle Paleolithic in the Maghreb

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 79-90

      Amino Chronology and an Earlier Age for the Moroccan Aterian

  3. Archaeology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 93-105

      The Identity and Timing of the Aterian in Morocco

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 107-125

      Late Pleistocene Human Subsistence in Northern Africa: The State of our Knowledge and Placement in a Continental Context

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 127-142

      Modern Human Desert Adaptations: A Libyan Perspective on the Aterian Complex

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 143-155

      Middle Stone Age in Tunisia: Present Status of Knowledge and Recent Advances

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 157-175

      The Aterian of the Oases of the Western Desert of Egypt: Adaptation to Changing Climatic Conditions?

  4. The Fossil Hominins

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 179-188

      Morphological Continuity of the Face in the Late Middle and Late Pleistocene Hominins from Northwestern Africa: A 3D Geometric Morphometric Analysis

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 189-204

      Dental Evidence from the Aterian Human Populations of Morocco

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 205-219

      The Upper Paleolithic Human Remains of Nazlet Khater 2 (Egypt) and Past Modern Human Diversity

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 221-240

      Middle Pleistocene Diversity in Africa and the Origin of Modern Humans

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 241-244