Based on the author's thesis, this study analyses Neanderthal behaviour patterns in both a chronological and spatial sense, in Mediterranean France. Methdological issues of how to compare assemblages from the 79 Mousterian sites examined, how to assess variability in lithic and faunal assemblages and how to interpret patterns of behaviour are considered. The archaeological data from this area, dating from 35,000 to 118,000 years ago, is also compared to south-west France where significant differences are noted. Szmidt reveals the Neanderthals as using highly adaptable and flexible strategies.
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Book Description British Archaeological Reports, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG184171335X