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Rocks, teeth, and tools: New insights into early Neanderthal mobility strategies in SouthEastern France from lithic reconstructions and strontium isotope analysis

Moncel, Marie-Helene; Fernandes, Paul; Willmes, Malte; James, Hannah F; Grun, Rainer


Neanderthals had complex land use patterns, adapting to diversified landscapes and climates. Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in reconstructing the chronology, land use and subsistence patterns, and occupation types of sites in the Rhône Valley, southeast France. In this study, Neanderthal mobility at the site of Payre is investigated by combining information from lithic procurement analysis (“chaîne evolutive” and “chaîne opératoire” concepts) and strontium isotope...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214925
Access Rights: Open Access


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