Ballistic performance of Upper Paleolithic stone-tipped projectiles
Ballistic performance of Upper Paleolithic stone-tipped projectiles
An assessment using computational fluid analysis
An assessment using computational fluid analysis

This project investigates the cause of design and technological variability in stone projectile tips present in the Upper Paleolithic archaeological record of Southwestern Europe. It is generally accepted that the

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FLAME – Fire among Anatomically Modern Humans and Neandertals as revealed from Archaeological Microstratigraphic Evidence

Fire is a key innovation in human evolution that eventually led all modern societies to routinely rely on it. There is growing evidence for fire use prior to the emergence

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Raw Material Procurement Strategies from Pinilla del Valle’s Neanderthals

The Iberian Peninsula is a privileged region to study the behavior of Neanderthal populations because of the quantity and quality of preserved sites located mainly in coastal areas. Pinilla del

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Productions, technical variability and technological innovation in the Neolithic

Technological innovations inherent to the development of Neolithic economy will be dealt. These changes will be faced from the point of view of the circulation of raw materials, products and

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Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa
Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa
Gorongosa, Mozambique

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, represents the last unstudied link in the great African Rift that runs across eastern Africa, wherein lie the “cradles of humankind”. Preliminary research conducted in 2016

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Mobility and interaction in South Portugal Recent Prehistory

This project aims to appraise the intensity and the social, economic and ideological role of mobility and interaction in Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic societies in South Portugal expressed in the

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Middle Stone Age Coastal of Mozambique

The project investigators seek funding for a three-year study of the origins and spread of anatomically modern humans. The emergence of novel behaviors that define our species, such as innovations

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Mandibular morphology and the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition

The transition from the hunter-gatherer Mesolithic subsistence strategy to Neolithic agro-pastoralism is coupled with deep cultural and technological changes that are associated with a dietary shift. Diet changed significantly, becoming

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The impact of cognitive evolution in the use of raw materials
The impact of cognitive evolution in the use of raw materials
The cases of Iberian and southern African prehistoric hunter-gatherers
The cases of Iberian and southern African prehistoric hunter-gatherers

I investigate the impact of modern human behavior in the management of lithic raw materials. For that, I map raw materials outcrops and compare Middle Paleolithic against Upper Paleolithic assemblages

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Stone Age of Mozambique
Stone Age of Mozambique
Niassa & Massingir, Mozambique
Niassa & Massingir, Mozambique

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GIS predictive modeling for the discovery of new Mesolithic sites in Central Portugal

… PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Célia Gonçalves FUNDING INSTITUTION Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian DURATION 2013 – 2014 PROJECT REFERENCE(S) …

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Muge Mesolithic Shellmiddens
Muge Mesolithic Shellmiddens
Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal
Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal

The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition remains one of the most controversial issues in prehistory archaeology, marking the end of the last hunter-gatherers and the appearance of the first food producing societies in

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Inquiry into the Origins of Modern Human Distributions

With support from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Jonathan Haws (University of Louisville) and Dr. Michael Benedetti (University of North Carolina Wilmington) are leading a multi-year study of Neanderthal extinction

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The last Neanderthals and the emergence of Modern Humans in Southwestern Iberia

… PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Nuno BichoJoão Cascalheira FUNDING INSTITUTION Institute for Field ResearchFundação para a Ciência e TecnologiaCâmara Municipal de Vila do BispoArchaeological Institute of AmericaNational Geographic SocietyWenner Gren Foundation DURATION

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