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Paleolithic hominins and settlement in Croatia from MIS 6 to MIS 3: Research history and current interpretations

Author:
Karavanić, Ivor, Vukosavljević, Nikola, Janković, Ivor, Ahern, James C.M., Smith, Fred H.
Source:
Quaternary international 2018 v.494 pp. 152-166
ISSN:
1040-6182
Subject:
air, fossils, humans, landscapes, mountains, Croatia
Abstract:
A short research history and current interpretations of evidence from Middle Paleolithic sites in Croatia are presented. Sites are situated in two main geographic regions, continental and Adriatic, divided by the Dinaric Mountains, providing two different landscapes for the adaptation of Mousterian people and their settlement system. Fossil human remains are discussed from both paleoanthropological and genetic perspectives within their archaeological framework. Interpretations of sites were based on analyses of both old and new archaeological collections (material recovered by recent excavations). Mousterian lithic material originated from three different types of sites: cave sites, open air sites and an underwater site. Research results are presented from various perspectives.
Agid:
5840143