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UWI Author(s)
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Allsworth-Jones, Philip
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History and Archaeology
Article Title
The Szeletian revisited
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Anthropologie
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Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
XLII
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
281-296
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Abstract
The Szeletian is a well known palaeolithic entity in Central Europe which has been studied and defined in different ways over the past 100 years. In this paper, recent dating and other evidence is examined in order to determine whether the authorís previously stated hypothesis about it can still be regarded as correct. The present situation (contrary to what obtained before) is one in which the partial contemporaneity of Neanderthal and anatomically modern man in Central Europe is generally admitted. The hominidsí association with the Szeletian (and the Middle Palaeolithic) and the Aurignacian (and the Upper Palaeolithic) respectively is still valid. Therefore, it is maintained, an acculturation model to explain the characteristics of the Szeletian is still tenable. But, it is agreed, more research is needed to clarify many outstanding issues relating to the Initial Upper Palaeolithic in this part of the world. ....
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