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Problems of Reconstruction of Paleoenvironment and Conditions of the Habitability of the Ancient Man by the Example of Northwestern Altai

  • A. K. Agadjanian

Abstract

Using the example of the northwestern Altai, the reconstruction of environment and conditions of habitats of the Paleolithic man are considered. It is shown that, in the Late Pleistocene of the Anui valley, the climate became more continental on the background of alternation of dry and humid climatic phases. Communities show a mosaic structure. Clear relationships between natural conditions of the Late Pleistocene, the structure of animal populations, and the state of the population and mode of life of the Paleolithic man are established.

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Small Mammal Late Pleistocene Ground Squirrel Altai Mountain Paleolithic Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Agadjanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesPaleontological InstituteMoscowRussia

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