Shanidar Cave and the Baradostian, a Zagros Aurignacian industry
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Reynolds, T., Farr, L., Hill, e., Hunt, C., Jones, S., Gratuze, B., Nymark, A., et al. (2018). Shanidar Cave and the Baradostian, a Zagros Aurignacian industry. L'Anthropologie, 122 (5), 737-748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anthro.2018.10.007
Whilst there has been significant interest in the origins and spread of the Aurignacian industry, usually linked with the physical dispersal of anatomically modern humans into Europe, comparatively little attention has been paid to possible origins or movements further east. Recent work at Shanidar Cave, a site better known for the Neanderthal evidence discovered by Ralph Solecki in his 1951–1960 excavations, has recovered new information on the “Baradostian” Upper Palaeolithic in Iraq. This paper reviews the regional evidence for the Baradostian as an example of the Zagros Aurignacian and discusses its place in debates about Neanderthal/Modern Human relations.
The financial support of the Leverhulme Trust (Research Grant RPG-2013-105), the Rust Family Foundation, and Natural Environment Research Council's Oxford Radiocarbon Dating Facility (grant NF/2016/2/14) is also gratefully acknowledged.
Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2013-105)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anthro.2018.10.007
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287718