The Last Neanderthal

This revised edition is fully updated to include information on Tattersall's recent survey of all known Neanderthal fossils, cutting-edge work with Neanderthal DNA, and new discoveries in Spain.

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Author: Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047735033

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Scientists have long known that the popular image of the Neanderthal as a primitive, hairy, heavily browed, club-wielding brute is not supported by the fossil evidence. But to date, no such consensus has existed on the riddle of Neanderthals' disappearance. The Last Neanderthal , written by one of the most respected authorities on the subject and supported by a dazzling wealth of material, paints the first full portrait of the most familiar and haunting of human relatives. Drawing on the latest findings and sophisticated new techniques of analysis, Ian Tattersall marshals the best available evidence to unravel the mysteries of the Neanderthals - who they were, how they lived, how they succeeded for so long. Drawing on his own research and the work of others, Tattersall takes on the most fascinating question of all - what happened to them? This revised edition is fully updated to include information on Tattersall's recent survey of all known Neanderthal fossils, cutting-edge work with Neanderthal DNA, and new discoveries in Spain.

The Last Neanderthal

International Bestseller One of the most anticipated books of 2017: The Millions, CBC, Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, Maclean's From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic ...

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Author: Claire Cameron

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316314463

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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International Bestseller One of the most anticipated books of 2017: The Millions, CBC, Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, Maclean's From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both Forty thousand years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself. In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, THE LAST NEANDERTHAL asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.

Bigfoot Yeti and the Last Neanderthal

" --Jane Goodall, on NPR This is "The Big Book of Yetis." What the reader gets here is a world-class geneticist's search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman.

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Author: Bryan Sykes

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781938875151

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 321

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"...you're talking about a yeti or bigfoot or sasquatch. Well now, you'll be amazed whenI tell you that I'm sure they exist." --Jane Goodall, on NPR This is "The Big Book of Yetis." What the reader gets here is a world-class geneticist's search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman. Along the way, he visits sites of alleged sightings of these strange creatures, attends meetings of cryptozoologists, recounts the stories of famous monster-hunting expeditions, and runs possible yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. Sykes introduces us to the crackpots, visionaries, and adventurers who have been involved in research into this possible scientific dead-end over the pat 100 years. Sykes is a serious scientist who knows how to tell a story, and this is a credible and engaging account. Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination or a survivor from our own savage ancestry? Or is it a real creature? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock. "An intriguing book...It is this humanity, this cheerful readiness to travel out into the deepest pine forests of Washington State to interview a twitchy hunter in a Chewbacca T-shirt about something he thought he heard groaning in the woods that makes this book worth reading. If science does ever acknowledge the yeti, it will be thanks to somebody very much like Sykes. --The Times London

The Last Neanderthal Clan

Lisa grew up listening to Charlie's tales about cave-dwelling clans, and the characters in those stories have been developed and expanded in The Last Neanderthal Clan.

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Author: Lisa Lareau

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478704713

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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As Humanity Evolves, Two Competing Species Struggle for Survival! Lisa M. Lareau and her father Charlie Boring share a lifelong interest in prehistoric civilizations. Lisa grew up listening to Charlie's tales about cave-dwelling clans, and the characters in those stories have been developed and expanded in The Last Neanderthal Clan. Charlie and Lisa live in Virginia, but have traveled extensively in Europe, where they set their novel. They hope that you enjoy reading their novel as much as they enjoyed writing it.

The Last Neanderthal

Examines the scientific evidence of Neanderthal man, describing the way he lived and exploring how and why he may have become extinct

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Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0026163519

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 429

Examines the scientific evidence of Neanderthal man, describing the way he lived and exploring how and why he may have become extinct

The Last Neanderthal

The Last Neanderthal is the fifth collection by the Lamont Award winner Michael Van Walleghen.

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Author: Michael Van Walleghen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0822956918

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

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The Last Neanderthal is the fifth collection by the Lamont Award winner Michael Van Walleghen. Many of these poems find their occasions in the remembered past although they resonate, in their metaphorical implications, far beyond the parameters of personal history. The "last Neanderthal" of the title poem, for instance, is at once a fanciful and humorous projection of the speaker's own felt circumstance and a figure for the shared extinction that awaits us all. In free verse distinguished by uncommon precision and formal elegance, these poems explore the labyrinth of memory as it exists in both the personal realm and in the larger, human history we share in common.

The Mammoth Slayers

This is the third and final book in the series.

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Author: Kenneth Edward Barnes

Publisher: Mammoth Slayers

ISBN: 1718150210

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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This is the third and final book in the series. To get the most out of this story the reader should read the first two books: The Mammoth Slayers and The Mammoth Slayers: Last Clan of Neanderthals.As last we left the clan, several members were still living but clan leader Braum had just died. On the same day he died, a baby was born to Hunter, Braum's grandson. Before closing his eyes in death, Braum saw and held the baby. He asked Hunter what he was naming the child and Hunter said he was naming the baby after him and it would also be called Braum.Since there are no other Neanderthals anywhere near them, the clan is slowly dying out. Braum is now nearly twenty-years old and long past the time when he should have been married. Because of this, he and Hunter decide to trace their clan's route that brought them here and see if they can return to the land of their fathers. It will be a long, dangerous and arduous journey, but the men have no other choice. They do not know if they can make it or even if they can find their ancestral home. If they do, what will they find? We will soon find out in this last great adventure of the Mammoth Slayers.

The Last Neanderthal

But soon, the danger becomes even more deadly as trigger happy hunters, weekend warriors, and even the government itself, begin to move in from all sides.The Last Neanderthal is a harrowing and heartfelt adventure from the vivid imagination ...

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Author: James J. Caterino

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539857344

Category:

Page: 182

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Kronos is one of the last of his kind. A descendant of the Neanderthal who once thrived throughout Eurasia, his people crossed the same ancient land bridge as the original Native Americans. They have roamed Pacific Northwest forests for thousands of years, and their occasional sightings by humans have become the mythic stuff of the Bigfoot legend. One day Kronos spots a helicopter with hunters, swarming down upon a family of wolves, including his friend Lucca. Kronos runs to the scene, trying to stop the slaughter. But then, the guns of the humans turn upon him. He is wounded, cut off from the rest of his family, and pursued by the hunters. All seems lost, until he comes upon a human teenage girl Ella Marshall. Ella and her family want to help Kronos, and a deep, emotional bond forms between them. But soon, the danger becomes even more deadly as trigger happy hunters, weekend warriors, and even the government itself, begin to move in from all sides. The Last Neanderthal is a harrowing and heartfelt adventure from the vivid imagination of James J. Caterino, author of "Technicolor Dreams," "The B Girl," and the "Caitlin Star" series. This exclusive special edition includes a bonus short story, the romantic science fiction thriller "The Selfie."

Where the Last Neanderthals Lived

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Author: Clive Finlayson

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1842172654

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Gorham's Cave, at the southern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, is a large cavern that sits close to the Mediterranean coast in full view of North Africa. The cave is rich in archaeological deposits and evidence of Neanderthal occupation, dating back to the last interglacial period, around 120 thousand years ago. The focus of this book is the upper archaeological horizons that held the last-known populations of Neanderthals on the planet. The book will provide detailed evidence of the late survival of the Neanderthals and the Mediterranean landscape in which they lived. In addition, the evidence from the site is used to reconstruct the behavioural ecology of the Neanderthals. This is then compared and contrasted with the first modern human occupation levels at the site. The book sets the site in a regional and Eurasian context and discusses more widely the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition and the extinction of the Neanderthals.

The Neanderthal s Necklace

Illustrated, concise and readable, this is a fascinating exploration of human origins. "Lively, personal, refreshing, and instructive, this book should be read by anyone interested in their own origins and our extinct relatives.

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Author: Juan Luis Arsuaga

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786740734

Category: Science

Page: 334

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The Neanderthals provide a surprising mirror for modern-day humanity. They belonged to our evolutionary group and lived like the Cro-Magnons, our ancestors, did — worshipping, socializing, and hunting. The struggle between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons lasted thousands of years. The Cro-Magnons were not biologically fit for extreme cold weather, but their ingenuity allowed them to settle down, band together, and survive. In this tale of life, death, and the awakening of human awareness, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Spain's most celebrated paleoanthropologist, depicts the dramatic struggle between two clashing species, of which only one survives.

Book Review Essay on Neanderthal Man The Continuing Story of Neandert h al Man Book Review Essay Stringer C C Gamble 1993 In Search of the Neanderthals Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins London Thames Hudson Pp 247 ISBN 0 500 05070 8 Tattersall Ian 1995 The Last Neanderthal The Rise Success and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives New York Macmillan Pp 208 ISBN 0 02 860813 5 Trinkaus E P Shipman 1993 The Neandertals Changing the Image of Mankind New York Knopf Pp 454 ISBN 0 394 58900 9

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Author: Johan Matheus Gerardus Dennen

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:66399599

Category:

Page:

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Neanderthal Man

27 There is , however , no doubt that the Neanderthal technology included the
use of fire , without which it would have been impossible to survive the colder
periods of the last glaciation . Mousterian layers abound in traces of hearths ( p .
65 ) .

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Author: Myra L. Shackley

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106014588963

Category: Science

Page: 149

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Attack Surface

The Middle Paleolithic would start sometime at the end of the Middle Pleistocene
and last until c. ... s findings in “An Early Modern Human from Romania with a
Recent Neanderthal Ancestor,” Nature 524 (August 13, 2015), 216–219, in which
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Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781250757524

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland. Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family--including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists--Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Assimilation Or Replacement a Study about Neanderthals and Modern Humans

Essay from the year 2005 in the subject Biology - Evolution, grade: A (very good), Umea University (Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences), course: Evolutionary Ecology, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract ...

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Author: Christian Schäfer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640392308

Category:

Page: 36

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Essay from the year 2005 in the subject Biology - Evolution, grade: A (very good), Umea University (Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences), course: Evolutionary Ecology, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This essay was written in the course "Evolutionary Ecology" which also included a seminar, a set of lectures and an exam. Single spaced, abstract: The Neanderthals lived in Europe and the Near East for at least 250,000 years and they outdared several climate changes. They were capable of surviving in a harsh, cold environment and were well adapted to it - cultural and morphological. Thus, the Neanderthals have been proven to be a successful human kind. But why then did they disappear so quickly and without a trace just between 40,000 and 28,000 yr BP (= years before present) [8]? One possible answer is that modern humans starting to invade the Near East and Europe out of Africa 45,000 to 40,000 yr BP have outcompeted them, due to higher cultural and mental abilities, using the resources in a more efficient way than the Neanderthals. But is this really true? Have modern humans really had higher abilities? Did they admix with the local Neanderthal populations, integrating the native genes in their gene pool? Or did modern humans not interbreed with them? And - the big question: were Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans distinct species or just local variants of the same species? To bring more light into this scenario, these questions will be answered in the following chapters using genetic, morphological and simulation-data that has been brought up by several researchers over the last years. Answering these fundamental questions also lies in the range of basic needs of human mind: we all want to know where we come from, who was our ancestor and who was it not. To realize which strange ways evolution sometimes takes and to determine what really happened is for sure an exciting thing, and that is exactly what researchers

Perl and the Last of the Neanderthals

Now we're getting somewhere. This fellow finally seems to be learning that sex is what our readers want to read. This is what the critics say about Neanderthal. And do you know what we say about critics? Read the book, kids.

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Author: Poltu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1481934503

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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There's a Neanderthal in my bed! Like most women on their wedding night, Gloria Kryptopoulos comes to this routine, non-startling conclusion. But Gloria is not most women. She has a PhD in Anthropology, and her husband, a senile buffalo farmer, doubles as research specimen. Where the average susceptible young bride is filled with a kind of shrinking horror, this moment of epiphany affects Gloria the way an overflowing bathtub had a compatriot of hers, several centuries ago – a gent by the name of Aristotle. Like him, she springs up, uttering something unintelligible in Greek, and spends the next twenty years of her life trying to prove her hubby is the last surviving Homo Neanderthalensis, a leftover from a lost tribe of Neanderthals. Flash-forward several years. Gloria is about to make public her epoch-making findings at an international anthropological conference, when her research specimen-husband is kidnapped – by a jealous colleague with a permanently jaundiced view of life after having been dropped on his head as a baby. Enter the Perl and Hari: software programmers, restaurateurs, scientific detectives. Gloria is impressed with their tracking down of a kidnapped buffalo. She hires them to track down her kidnapped buffalo-farmer husband. Their search takes them to the glassy caverns of AARS, lined with bound back-volumes of Playboy, in the staid business districts of Singapore. As head of a premier anthropological research organization, Shi Yi must know something of the kidnap, for he has a finger in every anthropological pie. But is he really on their side? Or is he hand-in-buffalo poop with the kidnapper?It does not take them long to realize that they have not one, but three mad anthropologists to contend with, and that the answers lie deep in the virgin rainforests of Borneo. And what do leading critics think of Neanderthal? Telangana Herald: We're really, absolutely sure it's a book of some sort… Farm & Ag Review: The author displays a remarkable breadth of expertise in livestock farming, turning this time to the care and upkeep of Neanderthals, which we have been given to understand is a prehistoric breed of milch cattle. Daily BJ: OK – archaeological sex. Now we're getting somewhere. This fellow finally seems to be learning that sex is what our readers want to read. This is what the critics say about Neanderthal. And do you know what we say about critics? Read the book, kids. The last one to read it is a mad anthropologist.

Kindred

"--The New York Times Book Review "[A] bold and magnificent attempt to resurrect our Neanderthal kin."--The Wall Street Journal Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals.

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Author: Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma

ISBN: 1472937473

Category:

Page: 400

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Neanderthals in Context

This volume deals with the primary results of the 1995-1998 excavations at both caves.

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Author: Nicholas Barton

Publisher: Oxford Univ School of Archaeology

ISBN: 1905905246

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Excavations at the adjacent sites of Gorham's Cave and Vanguard Cave have yielded a rich combination of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental finds covering a timespan of over 100,000 years. This volume deals with the primary results of the 1995-1998 excavations at both caves. The 24 chapters by leading specialists cover a range of topics from information concerning the nature and sequence of Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal occupations to the reconstruction of the environmental context of these activities, based on proxy indicators such as sediments, charcoal, amphibians, reptiles, avifaunal remains, and small and large mammals. The Gibraltar evidence provides a rare insight into the lives of Neanderthals in a western Mediterranean coastal setting. It also presents site information on some of the last Neanderthal populations and the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition.

Science Year 1999

origins was not resolved in 1997, because the mtDNA sample represented just
one Neanderthal. One individual's mtDNA is inadequate to represent the genetic
variability among all Neanderthals, just as a single Neanderthal skeleton cannot
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Author: Ed World

Publisher: World Book

ISBN: 0716605996

Category:

Page: 352

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A review of science and technology during the 1998 school year.

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation

This collection of papers documents the extensive environmental research conducted by the Stage 3 Project.

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Author: Leslie Aiello

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: UOM:39015060041392

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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What role did Ice Age climate play in the demise of the Neanderthals, and why was it that modern humans alone survived? For the past seven years a team of international experts from a wide range of disciplines have worked together to provide a detailed study of the world occupied by the European Neanderthals between 60,000 and 25,000 years ago: the period known as Oxygen Isotope Stage 3. This collection of papers documents the extensive environmental research conducted by the Stage 3 Project. The new chronological and archaeological database constructed by the Project sets the Neanderthal and modern human sites in a continent-wide framework of space and time. A mammalian data base maps the ecology and fauna of the period, providing fresh insights into the availability of plant and animal foods in different parts of the European landscape as Ice Age climate changed and fluctuated. New high-resolution computer simulations give detailed estimates of temperature and rainfall, and above all of the wind-chill and snow cover that would have such an impact on both humans and on the resources they needed for survival. The results provide revolutionary insights into the glacial climate of Stage 3 and the landscapes and resources that influenced late Palaeolithic life-styles.

The Neanderthal Legacy

The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" ...

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Author: Paul A. Mellars

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691167985

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together an unprecedented amount of information on the behavior of Neanderthals. His comprehensive overview ranges from the evidence of tool manufacture and related patterns of lithic technology, through the issues of subsistence and settlement patterns, to the more controversial evidence for social organization, cognition, and intelligence. Mellars argues that previous attempts to characterize Neanderthal behavior as either "modern" or "ape-like" are both overstatements. We can better comprehend the replacement of Neanderthals, he maintains, by concentrating on the social and demographic structure of Neanderthal populations and on their specific adaptations to the harsh ecological conditions of the last glaciation. Mellars's approach to these issues is grounded firmly in his archaeological evidence. He illustrates the implications of these findings by drawing from the methods of comparative socioecology, primate studies, and Pleistocene paleoecology. The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" populations.