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Author Turner II, Christy G
Title Animal Teeth and Human Tools : A Taphonomic Odyssey in Ice Age Siberia
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note on photograph identifications -- 1 What is perimortem taphonomy, and why study it in Siberia? -- Introduction -- Preliminary remarks -- Analogy and taphonomy -- How this study began -- The landscape -- Studying perimortem taphonomy -- An imaginary tale of winter death -- 2 Bone damage and its meaning -- Taphonomy: the man -- A few historical accounts of perimortem taphonomy -- Definitions of 26 perimortem taphonomic variables -- Piece selection -- Grand total -- Summary -- 3 The 30 Siberian archaeological and paleontological sites, distributed from the Ob River to the Sea of Japan -- 1 Afontova Gora -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 2 Boisman II -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 3 Bolshoi Yakor I -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 4 Borabashevskaya -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 5 Denisova Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 6 Dvuglaska Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 7 Gosudarev Log I -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 8 Kamenka -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 9 Kaminnaya Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 10 Kara-Bom -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 11 Kirkalinskaya Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 12 Krasny Yar -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 13 Kurla I -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 14 Malaya Seeya -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 15 Mal'ta -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 16 Maly Yaloman Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 17 Mokhovo Mine 1 -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 18 Nizhneudinskaya Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 19 Okladnikov Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 20 Proskuryakova Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 21 Razboinich'ya Cave -- Background
The dog skull -- Findings -- Discussion -- 22 Sarala Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 23 Shestakovo -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 24 Straschnaya Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 25 Ust-Kan Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 26 Ust-Kova -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 27 Varvarina Gora -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 28 Volchiya Griva -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 29 Yelenev Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 30 Zhemchuzhnaya Cave -- Background -- Findings -- Discussion -- 4 Discussion: analyses, comparisons, inferences, and hypotheses -- Summary of our descriptive perimortem taphonomic findings -- Analytical findings -- Bone damage, site definitions, literature comparisons, food ways -- What is an archaeological site? -- Some other comparisons -- A modern assemblage -- A Neolithic assemblage -- An Upper Paleolithic assemblage -- Damage signatures -- Cooking -- Meat caches -- Site disturbance -- Review of studies of modern carnivores with emphasis on hyenas -- Modern hyenas -- Hunting -- Dens -- Scavenging -- Growth -- Siberian humans and hyenas -- Modern attitudes about hyenas -- Human predation by carnivores -- Other attacks on humans -- Did late Pleistocene Siberian hyenas hunt humans? -- Did humans eat hyenas? -- Hyenas and archaeological stratigraphy -- Who were the late Pleistocene humans of Siberia? -- Siberian Mousterians replaced? -- Why are there so few late Pleistocene human skeletal remains in Siberia? -- Extinction of megafauna -- Northern limit of cave hyena distribution -- A hyena barrier to Beringia? -- 5 Conclusions for seven questions -- Another tale of winter death -- Appendix 1 Tables -- Appendix 2 Scientific names for Siberian Pleistocene species identified in one or more of the 30 faunal assemblages -- Appendix 3 Listvenka
References -- Index
A unique study of Ice Age human and carnivore bone damage and its importance in understanding ancient life in Siberia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Turner II, Christy G. Animal Teeth and Human Tools : A Taphonomic Odyssey in Ice Age Siberia New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107030299
Subject Tools, Prehistoric -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.;Teeth, Fossil -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.;Excavations (Archaeology) -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.;Paleontology -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.;Siberia (Russia) -- Antiquities
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Alt Author Ovodov, Nicolai D
Pavlova, Olga V
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