Title: The early Aurignacian dispersal of modern humans into westernmost Eurasia
Authors: Haws, Jonathan
Benedetti, Michael
Talamo, Sahra
Bicho, Nuno
Cascalheira, Joao
Ellis, Mary Grace
Carvalho, Milena
Friedl, Lukáš
Pereira, Telmo
Zinsious, Brandon
Citation: HAWS, J. BENEDETTI, M. TALAMO, S. BICHO, N. CASCALHEIRA, J. ELLIS, MG. CARVALHO, M. FRIEDL, L. PEREIRA, T. ZINSIOUS, B. The early Aurignacian dispersal of modern humans into westernmost Eurasia. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2020, roč. 117, č. 41, s. 25414-25422. ISSN: 0027-8424
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: PNAS
Document type: článek
URI: 2-s2.0-85092267666
ISSN: 0027-8424
Keywords in different language: Aurignacian;modern human;dispersal;Iberia;Paleolithic
Abstract in different language: Documenting the first appearance of modern humans in a given region is key to understanding the dispersal process and the replacement or assimilation of indigenous human populations such as the Neanderthals. The Iberian Peninsula was the last refuge of Neanderthal populations as modern humans advanced across Eurasia. Here we present evidence of an early Aurignacian occupation at Lapa do Picareiro in central Portugal. Diagnostic artifacts were found in a sealed stratigraphic layer dated 41.1 to 38.1 ka cal BP, documenting a modern human presence on the western margin of Iberia ∼5,000 years earlier than previously known. The data indicate a rapid modern human dispersal across southern Europe, reaching the westernmost edge where Neander- thals were thought to persist. The results support the notion of a mosaic process of modern human dispersal and replacement of indigenous Neanderthal populations.
Rights: © Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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