Neanderthal Lifeways, Subsistence and Technology

One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study

  • Nicholas J. Conard
  • Jürgen Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nicholas J. Conard, Jürgen Richter
    Pages 1-3
  3. The Chronological Framework: Long Time Sequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jürgen Richter
      Pages 7-14
    3. Wilfried Rosendahl, Dieta Ambros, Brigitte Hilpert, Ulrich Hambach, Kurt W. Alt, Maria Knipping et al.
      Pages 15-23
  4. Neanderthal Subsistence and Raw Material Procurement

  5. Neanderthal Cognition and Technological Knowledge

  6. Neanderthal Social Organization and Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Antoine Lourdeau
      Pages 167-186
    3. María C. Fernández-Laso, María G. Chacón Navarro, María D. García-Antón, Florent Rivals
      Pages 187-202
    4. María D. García-Antón, Leticia Menéndez Granda, María G. Chacón Navarro
      Pages 203-219
  7. Cultural Adaptation Among the Last Neanderthals

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


The 150th anniversary of the discovery of the famous Neanderthal fossils gave reason for an international and interdisciplinary symposium in Bonn/Germany. The present book arose from this congress and focuses on multiple aspects of archaeological investigation on Neanderthal lifeways.

In-depth studies of top-ranking scientists provide a detailed and comprehensive survey of contemporary research on our Pleistocene relatives. Examinations and debates are embedded in a variety of regions and time frames. Chronology, subsistence, land use, and cultural adaptations among late Neanderthals form the major trajectories of the book. The wide range of approaches involved, leads to an increasing understanding of the facets of and the variability of Neanderthal behavioural patterns.


The present volume is complemented by a paleontologically orientated publication of the same congress (edited by Gerd-Christian Weniger and Silvana Condemi).


Behavioral Patterns Cultural Adaptations Human Evolution Middle Paleolithic Neanderthals

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas J. Conard
    • 1
  • Jürgen Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters Abteilung Ältere Urgeschichte und QuartärökologieEberhard-Karls-Universität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Ur- und FrühgeschichteUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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