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Mellars, Paul

Overview
Works: 51 works in 243 publications in 1 language and 5,843 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Methods (Music)  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: GN281, 936
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Most widely held works by Paul Mellars
The Neanderthal legacy : an archaeological perspective from western Europe by Paul Mellars( )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together an unprecedented amount of information on the behavior of Neanderthals. His comprehensive overview ranges from the evidence of tool manufacture and related patterns of lithic technology, through the issues of subsistence and settlement patterns, to the more controversial evidence for social organization, cognition, and intelligence. Mellars argues that previous attempts to characterize Neanderthal behavior as either "modern" or "ape-like" are both overstatements. We can better comprehend the replacement of Neanderthals, he maintains, by concentrating on the social and demographic structure of Neanderthal populations and on their specific adaptations to the harsh ecological conditions of the last glaciation. Mellar's approach to these issues is grounded firmly in his archaeological evidence. He illustrates the implications of these findings by drawing from the methods of comparative socioecology, primate studies, and Pleistocene paleoecology. The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" populations
The Emergence of modern humans : an archaeological perspective by Paul Mellars( )

24 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human revolution : behavioural and biological perspectives on the origins of modern humans by Paul Mellars( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin of modern humans and the impact of chronometric dating : a discussion by M. J Aitken( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Anthropologie - Einzelfund
The Early postglacial settlement of northern Europe : an ecological perspective by Paul Mellars( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World prehistory : studies in memory of Grahame Clark by Grahame Clark( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the human revolution : new behavioural and biological perspectives on the origin and dispersal of modern humans( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Paleolithic : adaptation, behavior, and variability( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations on Oronsay : prehistoric human ecology on a small island by Paul Mellars( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelling the early human mind( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star Carr in context : new archaeological and palaeoecolgical investigations at the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire by Paul Mellars( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting and animal exploitation in the later Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eurasia( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research priorities in archaeological science( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in global perspective : papers in honour of Sir Paul Mellars by Katherine V Boyle( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human revolution : Paul Mellars and Chris Stringer editors( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Neandertal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among scientists, Africa is the undisputed birthplace of humanity. But anthropologists are split into two camps over other questions. How many waves of Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa? Did other highly developed hominid species--such as Homo neanderthalensis--make the same journey? And to what extent did these populations mingle and compete with each other? This program featuring prominent voices in the ongoing debate, presents differing viewpoints about the age and development of the Neandertal--and about how the vanished species figures in the story of modern humanity's rise
The middle paleolithic : adaptation, behavior, and variability( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early postglacial settlement of northern Europe : an ecolog. perspective( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Paleolithic: adaptation, behaviour, and variability( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Neanderthal legacy : an archaeological perspective from western Europe
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The Emergence of modern humans : an archaeological perspectiveThe Human revolution : behavioural and biological perspectives on the origins of modern humansThe Origin of modern humans and the impact of chronometric dating : a discussionWorld prehistory : studies in memory of Grahame ClarkRethinking the human revolution : new behavioural and biological perspectives on the origin and dispersal of modern humansModelling the early human mindStar Carr in context : new archaeological and palaeoecolgical investigations at the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North YorkshireThe Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in global perspective : papers in honour of Sir Paul Mellars
Alternative Names
Mellars, P.A.

Mellars, P. A. 1939-

Mellars, P. A. (Paul Anthony)

Mellars, P. M.

Mellars, Paul

Mellars, Paul A.

Mellars, Paul Anthony.

Mellars, Paul Anthony 1939-

Paul Mellars antropólogo británico

Paul Mellars British anthropologist

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