By Katerina Harvati, Mirjana Roksandic
This edited quantity systematically studies the proof for early human presence in a single of the main proper geographic areas of Europe - the Balkans and Anatolia, a space that has been an important in shaping the process human evolution in Europe, yet whose paleoanthropological checklist is poorly identified. the first target of this publication is to show off new paleoanthropological (human paleontological and paleolithic) study performed within the zone.
The quantity is geared up into 3 sections. the 1st one offers with the human fossil checklist from Greece, the relevant Balkans, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. the second one part provides the paleolithic checklist of an identical nations. within the 3rd half, the authors offer a synthesis of present paleoenvironmental proof for the Balkans. Chapters summarize and systematize the to be had human fossil facts, research their context, and position them in the framework of our knowing of human evolution in Europe and past, in addition to current new analyses of present human fossils. This booklet may be of curiosity to execs, higher undergraduate and graduate scholars in paleoanthropology, human paleontology and paleolithic archaeology and in a number of comparable fields, together with human version and variation, paleontology and biogeography. it's going to even be acceptable as a reference publication for complex undergraduate and graduate classes on human evolution and ecu paleoanthropology.
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Non-Neanderthal) 30 traits, without precluding morphological changes associated with encephalization and tooth reduction observed in Middle Pleistocene populations on all three continents. Conclusion The unambiguous presence of Neanderthals in neighboring Croatia and Greece (see overviews in Janković et al. 2016; Harvati et al. 2009, 2011, 2013; Harvati 2016) leaves little doubt that Neanderthals were also present in the Central Balkans. However, we need to be alert to the possibility that the picture is more complex, and that future Balkan finds might redefine the current understanding of human evolution in Europe, still largely based on the evidence from the west of the continent.
Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human Evolution and its Context by Katerina Harvati, Mirjana Roksandic