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The Resource The earliest Europeans : a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic, Robert Hosfield

The earliest Europeans : a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic, Robert Hosfield

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The earliest Europeans : a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic
Title
The earliest Europeans
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a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hosfield
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Earliest Europeans explores the early origins of man in Europe through the perspective of 'a year in the life': how hominins in the Lower Palaeolithic coped with the year-round practical challenges of mid-latitude Europe with its distinctive temperatures, seasonality patterns, and available resources. Current research has provided increasingly robust archaeological and Quaternary Science records, but there are ongoing uncertainties as to both the earliest Europeans' specific survival strategies and behaviours, and the character of their dispersals into Europe. In short, how sustained and 'successful' were the individual phases of European occupation by Lower Palaeolithic hominins and what sorts of 'human' were they? Using a season-by-season chapter structure to explore, for example, the contrasting demands and opportunities of winter versus summer survival, Hosfield explores how foods and other resources would vary across the four seasons in quantity and quality, and the resulting implications for hominin behaviours. Text boxes provide the background on key issues, and the book draws on a range of supporting evidence including technology (e.g. the nature of Lower Palaeolithic stone tools; the evidence for organic tools), hominin life history (e.g. the length of infant dependency; the nature of 'parenting'; the implications of different mating models; the Social Brain Hypothesis), cognitive studies (e.g. brain scanning research into possible planning capabilities) and potential bias in the archaeological record (e.g. in terms of what is and isn't preserved). By testing the likelihood of different scenarios by comparing short-term, site-based insights with long-term, regional trends, Hosfield is able to put forward ideas on how our earliest European ancestors survived and what their lives were like"--
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Hosfield, Robert,
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Paleolithic period, Lower
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Paleolithic period, Lower
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Europe
  • Northern Europe
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The earliest Europeans : a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic, Robert Hosfield
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1004719722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781785707612
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (come color)
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(OCoLC)1004719722
Label
The earliest Europeans : a year in the life : survival strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic, Robert Hosfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1004719722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781785707612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (come color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004719722

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