The People of Palomas
Neandertals from the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, Southeastern Spain
Anthropology - Archaeology - Social Sciences
8.5 x 11, 320 pp.
135 color, 7 b&w photos. 69 figures. 112 tables. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 04/03/2017
Texas A&M University Anthropology Series
  hardcover
Price:        $60.00 s

978-1-62349-479-7

Published by Texas A&M University Press

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The People of Palomas

Neandertals from the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, Southeastern Spain

Edited by Erik Trinkaus and Michael J. Walker

 The Neandertal site of the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, located in Murcia in southeastern Spain, is unique in several respects. One of its most important contribution to the field of Anthropology, however, may be that it has yielded of the remains of at least 17 Neandertals, adding appreciable breadth to the available data for a greater understanding of Neandertals. Further, its location in the southern Iberian Peninsula provides the potential for studying a population that may have been somewhat isolated from contemporaneous groups of early humans.
 
This comprehensive analysis represents the first detailed description and analysis of the human fossil assemblage found at the Sima de las Palomas site. While scientific discussion continues regarding the precise impact of Neandertals upon modern human physiology and biology, The People of Palomas adds significantly to our knowledge of the human fossil record of the Late Pleistocene.
 

ERIK TRINKAUS is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. MICHAEL J. WALKER is honorific emeritus professor in the Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology at the University of Murcia, Spain.

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