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Chronology of the Grotte du Renne (France) and implications for the context of ornaments and human remains within the Chatelperronian

Higham, Thomas F. G.; Jacobi, Roger; Julien, Michele; David, Francine; Basell, Laura; Wood, Rachel; Davies, William; Ramsey, Christopher Bronk


There is extensive debate concerning the cognitive and behavioral adaptation of Neanderthals, especially in the period when the earliest anatomically modern humans dispersed into Western Europe, around 35,000-40,000 B.P. The site of the Grotte du Renne (at Arcy-sur-Cure) is of great importance because it provides the most persuasive evidence for behavioral complexity among Neanderthals. A range of ornaments and tools usually associated with modern human industries, such as the Aurignacian, were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1007963107


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