Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia

  • Takeru Akazawa
  • Kenichi Aoki
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Issues of Evolution and Chronology

  3. Archaeological Assemblages: Cultural Interpretations and Subsistence Strategies

  4. The Human Fossils

    1. Baruch Arensburg, Anna Belfer-Cohen
      Pages 311-322
    2. Yukio Dodo, Osamu Kondo, Sultan Muhesen, Takeru Akazawa
      Pages 323-338
    3. Nancy Minugh-Purvis
      Pages 339-352
    4. Karen R. Rosenberg
      Pages 367-379
    5. Erik Trinkaus, Christopher B. Ruff, Steven E. Churchill
      Pages 391-404
    6. Rolf M. Quam, Fred H. Smith
      Pages 405-421
  5. Cultural and Human Evolution: Views from Neighboring Regions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 529-539

About this book


In this fascinating volume, the Middle Paleolithic archaeology of the Middle East is brought to the current debate on the origins of modern humans. These collected papers gather the most up-to-date archaeological discoveries of Western Asia - a region that is often overshadowed by African or European findings - but the only region in the world where both Neandertal and early modern human fossils have been found. The collection includes reports on such well known cave sites as Kebara, Hayonim, and Qafzeh, among others. The information and interpretations available here are a must for any serious researcher or student of anthropology or human evolution.


Evolution Middle Paleolithic Vor- und Frühgeschichte hominid human evolution neandertals paleolithic paleolithic archaeology pleistocene

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeru Akazawa
    • 1
  • Kenichi Aoki
    • 2
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
    • 3
  1. 1.International Research Center for Japanese StudiesKyotoJapan
  2. 2.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Harvard UniversityCambridge

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