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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Acadamic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45924-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47153-7
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