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By Christy G. Turner II, Nicolai D. Ovodov, Olga V. Pavlova

The fruits of greater than a decade of fieldwork and similar examine, this distinctive ebook makes use of analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to suggest a brand new speculation for the peopling of the recent global. The authors current proof according to examinations of greater than 9000 items of human and carnivore bone from 30 past due Pleistocene archaeological and palaeontological websites, together with cave and open destinations, which span greater than 2000 miles from the Ob River within the West to the ocean of Japan within the East. The saw bone harm signatures recommend that the traditional prehistory of Siberia wishes revision and, specifically, that cave hyenas had an important effect at the lives of Ice Age Siberians. The findings are supported by means of greater than 250 photos, which illustrate the bone harm defined and supply a helpful perception into the context and panorama of the fieldwork for these unexpected with Siberia.

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At the Institute of Paleontology, Moscow. The remaining three photographs in this chapter are to commemorate Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, the Russian paleontologist who conceived the idea of taphonomy. ” Left to right: large-mammal paleontologist Irene V. Krilova, the senior author, and Alexander Karenovich Agadjanian, a small-mammal paleontologist who arranged for our visit to the museum. Small mammals are very sensitive to temperature, and Agadjanian has developed a marvelous late Pleistocene climate sequence for Denisova Cave based on these tiny creatures (OVP color PIPM 6-8-01:36).

Also in Ovodov’s lab is Olga Pavlova, who translated most of the labels and notes associated with each of hundreds of boxes of bones. When time permitted she translated articles describing various sites from which the faunal remains were recovered and other related publications (CGT neg. IAE 6-21-00:35). 22 Animal Teeth and Human Tools Fig. 22 Odyssey. At the Institute of Paleontology, Moscow. The remaining three photographs in this chapter are to commemorate Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, the Russian paleontologist who conceived the idea of taphonomy.

And unknown classes. While we very much wanted to have a highly refined set of age categories for considerations of seasonality, prey preference, MNI estimates, and other topics, such information was simply not contained in the remains we had to work with. In fact, simple age identification of adult and sub-adult was possible in only 70% of our total. Adult age was assigned when an epiphysis was fully fused to its diaphysis, when teeth were worn well into the dentine, when cortex bone was thick and dense, and when there was no surface indication of bone growth remodeling.

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