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New investigations at Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan

Reynolds, T and Boismier, W and Farr, L and Hunt, CO and Abdulmultalb, D (2015) New investigations at Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan. Antiquity, 348. ISSN 1745-1744

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Abstract

Shanidar Cave (36º50’ N, 44º13’ E) in the Zagros Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, approximately 740m above sea level (Figure 1), has iconic status in Palaeolithic archaeology following excavations by Ralph Solecki between 1952 and 1960 (Solecki 1963, 1971). It is central to debates about Neanderthal burials and behaviour, the origins of the Upper Palaeolithic and issues of Neanderthal–Modern Human interaction and succession.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neandertal; Burial; Shanidar; Lithic technology; Baradostian; Mousterian
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Cambridge Journals
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Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 09:48
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458

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