Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins

Human Hunting Behavior during the Later Pleistocene

  • Jamie L. Clark
  • John D. Speth

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jamie L. Clark, John D. Speth
    Pages 1-7
  3. Antonio Tagliacozzo, Matteo Romandini, Ivana Fiore, Monica Gala, Marco Peresani
    Pages 129-150
  4. Nicholas J. Conard, Keiko Kitagawa, Petra Krönneck, Madelaine Böhme, Susanne C. Münzel
    Pages 173-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-275

About this book


Recent genetic data showing that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans have made it clear that deeper insight into the behavioral differences between these populations will be critical to understanding the rapid spread of modern humans and the demise of the Neanderthals. This volume, which brings together scholars who have worked with faunal assemblages from Europe, the Near East, and Africa, makes an important contribution to our broader understanding of Neanderthal extinction and modern human origins through its focus on variability in human hunting behavior between 70-25,000 years ago—a critical period in the later evolution of our species.​


Early modern human diet Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition Modern human origins Neanderthal diet Paleolithic subsistence

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamie L. Clark
    • 1
  • John D. Speth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.Museum of AnthropologyUniversity of Michigan Museum of AnthropologyAnn ArborUSA

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