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    J Hum Evol. 1998 Mar;34(3):223-48. Related Articles, Links


    The Middle/Upper Paleolithic interface and the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in the Hrvatsko Zagorje, Croatia.

    Karavanic I, Smith FH.

    Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

    This paper presents the first detailed analysis of the artefacts from the Mousterian level G3 at Vindija Cave and a revision of the artefact analysis for the early Upper Paleolithic levels (j, i) at Velika Pecina, both in Croatia. Combined with an assessment of the artefacts from the crucial G1 level at Vindija, results of these analyses are used to argue that the combination of Middle and Upper Paleolithic elements in the upper G complex at Vindija is not necessarily the result of geological mixing but may well represent a natural cultural assemblage. Some Upper Paleolithic elements are possibly derived from the local Mousterian, while others result from extraneous cultural influences into this region. Interestingly, currently available radiocarbon dates indicate that Neanderthals (Vindija level G1) and early modern humans (Velika Pecina) were penecontemporaneous in this region at ca. 33 ka, or perhaps somewhat earlier if the radiocarbon dates are taken as minimum age estimates. Therefore some Upper Paleolithic tools associated with the Vindija G1 Neanderthals, such as bone points, may result from imitation of or trade with early modern people. While there is external influence on the development of the early Upper Paleolithic in this region, it exhibits a unique character which does not conform to that of classic Western or Central European Aurignacian.

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    Post Re: The M/U P interface and the relationship of Neanderthals and early sapiens in Croatia

    In some cases imitation is a justified conclusion. It would be interesting if a case of real trade could ever be proven. Also, another interesting point is the eastern location of this interaction. The date indicates that the Neanderthal population lasted awhile here so there was ample time for these cultures to get to know each other.

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