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The Repeated Replacement Model – Rapid Climate Change and Population Dynamics in Upper Pleistocene Europe. doi Spatial

The disappearance of Neanderthals from the Palaeolithic record in Europe remains an enigma, even after more than 150 years of research. This paper identifies Rapid Climate Change during the Glacial period as a major factor that influences a variety of cultural, economic and demographic processes during the European Palaeolithic. In particular, and in agreement with many previous authors, climatic deterioration is put forward to explain multiple population breakdown during the European Palaeolithic, as well...
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Die Klingentechnologie von Mochena Borago / Äthiopien. Innovation vor 40 000 Jahren. Arbeit zur Erlangung des Master of Arts. Köln 2013 Spatial

The emergence of blade technology is often seen as an important indicator for the spread of modern humans from Africa to Eurasia and its evolution has been widely researched in Europe and the Middle East. However technological studies from the supposed original area of Homo sapiens, the Horn of Africa and especially Ethiopia, are still lacking, as well as a generally accepted lithic typology. Therefore a detailed comparative technological study of the late Middle Stone Age (40-45 ka) inventories of Mochena...
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B1_Jordan_Sedimentology and Geochemistry (Bertrams et al. 2012_QI) Spatial

Database containing the detailed laboratory results from sedimentological and geochemical analysis obtained from Upper Pleistocene sediment stratigraphies in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan) as published in Bertrams et al. (2012): Multiple environmental change at the time of the Modern Human passage through the Middle East – First results from geoarchaeological investigations on Upper Pleistocene sediments in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan). Quaternary International 274, 55-72.
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Mehrskalige geomorphometrische Analyse des Gebel Duwi, Ägyptische Ostwüste (diploma thesis University of Cologne) Spatial

This geography diploma thesis was written by Harriet Berkhan within the framework of the CRC 806 “Our Way to Europe: Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary” at the University of Cologne. The thesis looks into the working hypothesis, as to whether the current morphology can yield important evidence for the discussion about the “Out of Africa” dispersal of anatomically modern humans (AMH) and the reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment. Inasmuch as there are no large-scale...
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C1_14C_AMS_Database_Iberian Peninsula_MPAL_EUP_GRA_SOL Spatial

Database containing radiocarbon AMS dates for Palaeolithic sites of the Iberian Peninsula. 2012. SOL = Solutrean& GRA = Gravettian& EUP = early Upper Palaeolithic& LMP = late Middle Palaeolithic. The data were calibrated using the CalPal-2007-Hulu calibration data-set (Weninger and Jöris, 2007). The table has been published in Schmidt et al. 2012. Rapid climate change and variability of settlement patterns in Iberia during the Late Pleistocene. Quaternary International 274, 179-204.
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Wet feet or walking on sunshine? Reconstruction of wet-dry variations in the source region of modern man. The Chew Bahir project, southern Ethiopia. Spatial

Conference contribution (Poster) at the EGU Meeting in Vienna, April 2012
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Drill sites Chew Bahir Spatial

The drillsites with coordinates and max. coredepth of the Chew Bahir field campaigns in 2009 and 2010.

Climate change recorded in the sediments of Chew Bahir, southern Ethiopia, during the last 45,000 years Spatial

East African paleoenvironments are highly variable, marked by extreme fluctuations in moisture availability, which has far-reaching implications for the origin, evolution and dispersal of Homo sapiens in and beyond the region. This paper presents results from a pilot core from the Chew Bahir basin in southern Ethiopia that records the climatic history of the past 45 ka, with emphasis on the African Humid Period (AHP, ∼15–5 ka calBP). Geochemical, physical and biological indicators show that Chew Bahir...
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Archaeological database containing Iberian sites with Middle and/ or Upper Palaeolithic assemblages Spatial Temporal

All sites of the Iberian Peninsula incorporated into the study (n = 152) published in 2012 (Schmidt et al. 2012). The presence or absence (-) of archaeological complexes (SOL = Solutrean&=& GRA = Gravettian&=& EUP = early Upper Palaeolithic&=& LMP = late Middle Palaeolithic, as defined in the text) is listed for each site. The presence of single (s), multiple (m) or a priori unknown (x) stratigraphical subunits is noted for each complex. The ID number...
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Fauna Database C1 Spatial

Database containing information about faunal assemblages of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic archaeological sites of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Supplementary Material: Holocene climate variability in the Levant from the Dead Sea pollen record Spatial

The Dead Sea, located at the deepest place on continent and between the subtropical Mediterranean zone and the desert, reflects in its water composition and levels, and sedimentary records the hydrological conditions in the southern Levant region. Temporal variations in rainfall and temperatures of the Holocene Levant are reconstructed here from pollen data recovered from a sediment core drilled at the Ein Gedi shore, applying a novel biome model based on Bayesian statistics. Our results suggest that the...
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Djebel Duwi/Wadi Sodmein - Digital Elevation Model Spatial

Wadi Sodmein: Combination of a digital elevation model (WorldView-2, resolution 1m) and a high resolution QuickBird satellite image (0.51m resolution in panachromatic channel). The location of Sodmein Cave is marked by a red dot. A - Precambrian basement, B - Limestone hogback, C - Wadi/basin floor.
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