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The CECD is an AHRC funded research group dedicated to examining the evolutionary underpinnings of human cultural behaviour, past and present. more>

   
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Phase 1: Additional projects: Project 001
Ecology of Human Cultural Evolution during the late Pleistocene

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PROJECT ABSTRACT:
The project aims to identify the ecological correlates of human evolution and their associated behaviours during the later Pleistocene. To date we have compiled a database that contains information about the fauna and archaeology from all European archaeological and palaeontological sites from oxygen isotope stage 3 (ca. 60 – 20 ka.) that have been radiometrically dated. This database contains approximately 1900 dates and covers all archaeological industries present in Europe during the time interval (Mousterian, Aurignacian, Gravettian, Chatelperronian etc.) as well as mammalian species associated with these industries (120 in total).



ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS:
Stewart, J.R (2004).
Neanderthal-Modern Human Competition?: A comparison between the mammals associated with Middle and Upper Palaeolithic industries in Europe during OIS 3. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Vol 14:178-189.
Stewart, J.R (2004).
The Fate of the Neanderthals - a special case or simply part of the broader Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions?. Proceedings of the XIVe Congres de l'UISPP, Liege. Vol 1240:261-273.
Stewart, J.R., van Kolfschoten, M., Markova, A. and Musil, R (2003).
The Mammalian Faunas of Europe during Oxygen Isotope Stage Three. In: T. H. van Andel (ed.) (ed\s) Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape during the Last Glaciation, 60,000 to 20,000 years ago: Archaeological Results of the Stage 3 Project. McDonald Institute Monograph Series. 103-129.
Stewart, J.R.; Markova, A.; Musil, R. and van Kolfschoten, T., Aiello, L. and Stringer, C.B (2003).
Neanderthals as part of the broader Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions?. In: T.H. van Anel (ed.) (ed\s) Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape during the Last Glaciation, 60,000 to 20,000 years ago: Archaeological Results of the Stage Three Project. McDonald Institute Monograph Series. 221-231.