Vindija neanderthals

Prenz, Petra (2015) Vindija neanderthals. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Findings from Vindija cave gave crucial data for assessment of interaction between late neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe. Vindija neanderthals are one of the youngest neanderthals in Europe. Skeletal remains found in Vindija show morphology that potentially shows assimilation of early modern human influences into late neanderthal population. According to anatomical data, neanderthal remains from G1 layer represent iethertransitional form between neanderthals and early modern humans or genetic interactions between them. Besides that, these remains are found together with archeological remains that represent Mosterian industry, typical for neanderthals, with elements of Upper Paleolithic. All of these tell us that Vindija neanderthals found in layer G are different from earlier Neanderthals, not only in their anatomy but also in culture, and that they represent some features of anatomically modern humans in their anatomy and culture as well. Considering all of these data, including geographical location, Vindija remains are particularly important for understanding initial colonization of Europe by anatomically modern humans and nature of neanderthal extinction.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kovačević, Goran
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 17
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 12:57
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 12:57
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4733

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