Methodological advances in Neanderthal identification, phylogeny, chronology, mobility, climate, and diet

Hervé Bocherens, Klervia Jaouen, Florent Rivals, Viviane Slon, Sahra Talamo, Frido Welker

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Abstract

In the last decades, methodological advancements in the natural and exact sciences have increasingly been used to study the past. In this chapter, we review how such developments can be applied to address questions regarding Neanderthal identification, phylogeny, chronology, mobility, climate, and diet. These examples illustrate how prehistoric studies are becoming inherently multidisciplinary, as each research strategy brings forward a different type of information. Piecing these various data together can enrich our understanding of Neanderthals, allowing us to gain a more comprehensive view of our past.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUpdating Neanderthals
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Behavioural Complexity in the Late Middle Palaeolithic
PublisherElsevier
Pages303-320
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128214282
ISBN (Print)9780128214299
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Biomolecular palaeoanthropology
  • Dental wear
  • Diet
  • Isotopes
  • Mobility
  • Palaeogenetics
  • Palaeoproteomics
  • Phylogeny
  • Radiocarbon dating

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