The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov Volume III

Mammalian Taphonomy. The Assemblages of Layers V-5 and V-6

  • Rivka Rabinovich
  • Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser
  • Lutz Kindler
  • Naama Goren-Inbar
Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 1-2
  3. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 3-14
  4. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 15-20
  5. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 21-39
  6. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 41-91
  7. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 93-222
  8. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 223-244
  9. Rivka Rabinovich, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Lutz Kindler, Naama Goren-Inbar
    Pages 245-248
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-269

About this book

Introduction

Multidisciplinary research on the Early-Middle Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov has yielded abundant climatic, environmental, ecological and behavioral records. The 15 archaeological horizons form a sequence of Acheulian occupational episodes on the shore of the paleo-Lake Hula. These enable us to reconstruct numerous aspects of the survival and adaptation of ancient hominins, leading to a better understanding of their evolution and behavior. This book presents the faunal analyses of medium-sized and large mammals, providing taxonomic, taphonomic and actualistic data for the largest faunal assemblages. The study of modes of animal exploitation reveals valuable information on hominin behavior.

Keywords

Actualistic studies in taphonomy Early Middle Pleistocene (Acheulian) Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Taphonomy Vertebrates

Authors and affiliations

  • Rivka Rabinovich
    • 1
  • Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser
    • 2
  • Lutz Kindler
    • 3
  • Naama Goren-Inbar
    • 4
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Römisch-Germanisches ZentralmuseumNeuwiedGermany
  3. 3.Römisch-Germanisches ZentralmuseumNeuwiedGermany
  4. 4.Inst. ArchaeologyHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2159-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2158-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2159-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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