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Stone tools reveal epic trek of nomadic Neanderthals

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Abstract


  • Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) fossils were first discovered in western Europe in the mid nineteenth century. That was just the first in a long line of surprises thrown up by our closest evolutionary cousins.

    We reveal another in our new study of the Neanderthals who lived in Chagyrskaya Cave in southern Siberia around 54,000 years ago. Their distinctive stone tools are dead ringers for those found thousands of kilometres away in eastern and central Europe.

UOW Authors


  •   Kolobova, Kseniya (external author)
  •   Krajcarz, Maciej T. (external author)
  •   Roberts, Richard

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Kolobova, K., Krajcarz, M. T. & Roberts, R. 'Bert'. (2020). Stone tools reveal epic trek of nomadic Neanderthals. The Conversation, 28 Jan 1-5.

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2150&context=smhpapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/1136

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 28 Jan

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) fossils were first discovered in western Europe in the mid nineteenth century. That was just the first in a long line of surprises thrown up by our closest evolutionary cousins.

    We reveal another in our new study of the Neanderthals who lived in Chagyrskaya Cave in southern Siberia around 54,000 years ago. Their distinctive stone tools are dead ringers for those found thousands of kilometres away in eastern and central Europe.

UOW Authors


  •   Kolobova, Kseniya (external author)
  •   Krajcarz, Maciej T. (external author)
  •   Roberts, Richard

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Kolobova, K., Krajcarz, M. T. & Roberts, R. 'Bert'. (2020). Stone tools reveal epic trek of nomadic Neanderthals. The Conversation, 28 Jan 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2150&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/1136

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 28 Jan

Place Of Publication


  • Australia