Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe

One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study

  • Silvana Condemi
  • Gerd-Christian Weniger

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Winfried Henke, Thorolf Hardt
    Pages 17-45
  3. José María Bermúdez de Castro, María Martinón-Torres, Aida Gómez-Robles, Ann Margvelashvili, Juan Luis Arsuaga, José Miguel Carretero et al.
    Pages 67-75
  4. Bernard Vandermeersch, María Dolores Garralda
    Pages 113-125
  5. Tanya M. Smith, Donald J. Reid, Anthony J. Olejniczak, Shara Bailey, Mica Glantz, Bence Viola et al.
    Pages 155-163
  6. Virginie Volpato, Christine Couture, Roberto Macchiarelli, Bernard Vandermeersch
    Pages 175-178
  7. Katerina Harvati, Nandini Singh, Elisabeth Nicholson López
    Pages 179-192
  8. Philipp Gunz, Katerina Harvati
    Pages 193-202
  9. Juan Luis Arsuaga, Rolf Quam, Joan Daura, Montserrat Sanz, Maria Eulàlia Subira, Love Dalén et al.
    Pages 213-217
  10. David Caramelli, Lucio Milani, Roscoe Stanyon, Carles Lalueza Fox
    Pages 219-221
  11. Ivor Janković, Ivor Karavanić, James C. M. Ahern, Dejana Brajković, Jadranka Mauch Lenardić, Fred H. Smith
    Pages 299-313
  12. Milford H. Wolpoff, Rachel Caspari
    Pages 367-377
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 383-386

About this book


Since the Western world first became aware of the existence of Neanderthals, this Pleistocene human has been a regular focus of interest among specialists and also among the general public. In fact, we know far more about Neanderthals than we do about any other extinct human population. Furthermore, over the past 150 years no other palaeospecies has been such a constant source of discussion and fierce debate among palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists. This book presents the status of our knowledge as well as the methods and techniques used to study this extinct population and it suggests perspectives for future research.


Human Evolution Modern Humans Neahderthal Origin of European populations Paleoanthropology

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvana Condemi
    • 1
  • Gerd-Christian Weniger
    • 2
  1. 1., EFS, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie biocultUniversité de la MéditerranéeMarseille Cedex 15France
  2. 2.Stiftung Neanderthal MuseumMettmannGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0491-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0492-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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