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Pettitt, Paul
The Palaeolithic origins of human burial / Paul Pettitt
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GN772 .P48 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Paleolithic period
Burial -- History
Human remains (Archaeology)
Physical Description xi, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-302) and index
Contents Death and the Palaeolithic -- Primate roots for early hominid morbidity and mortuary activity -- From morbidity to mortuary activity : developments from the australopithecines to Homo heidelbergensis -- From funerary caching to the earliest burials of early Homo sapiens -- The Neanderthals -- The first Homo sapiens populations in Europe : early and mid Upper Palaeolithic funerary activities ̃35,000-21,000 bp -- From fragmentation to collectivity : human relics, burials, and the origins of cemeteries in the late Upper Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic -- The dead as symbols : the evolution of human mortuary activity
Note 'The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial' offers an engaging contribution to the debate on modern human origins. It is illustrated throughout, includes up-to-date examples from the lower to late upper palaeolithic, including information hitherto unpublished

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