A very model of a modern human industry: new perspectives on the origins and spread of the Aurignacian in Europe


Davies, S.W.G. (2001) A very model of a modern human industry: new perspectives on the origins and spread of the Aurignacian in Europe. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 67, 195-217.

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This paper accepts the position that the European Aurignacian should be seen as a reflection of behaviour connected to a modern human dispersal. A two-phase dispersal model ('Pioneer' and 'Developed' facies) is proposed to explain the variations in artefactual diversity and spatio-temporal patterning, enacted by directional, rapid movement across the continent rather than by a 'Wave-of-Advance'. Presumed behavioural signatures of this population dispersal, notably what is here termed 'behavioural flexibility', are also explored.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0079-497X (print)
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Keywords: europe, near east, aurignacian, early modern humans, population dispersal, two-phase colonisation
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 11995
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11995

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