Volcanic ash layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthals and early modern humans to natural hazards

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Lowe, J.; Barton, N.; Blockley, S.; Ramsey, C. B.; Cullen, V. L.; Davies, W.; Gamble, C.; Grant, K.; Hardiman, M.; Housley, R.; Lane, C. S.; Lee, S.; Lewis, M.; MacLeod, A.; Menzies, M.; Muller, W.; Pollard, M.; Price, C.; Roberts, A. P.; Rohling, E. J.; Satow, C.; Smith, V. C.; Stringer, C. B.; Tomlinson, E. L.; White, D.; Albert, P.; Arienzo, I.; Barker, G.; Boric, D.; Carandente, A.; ... view all 42 authors
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
  • Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 13532-13537 (issn: 0027-8424)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204579109, pmc: PMC3427068
  • Subject: Volcanic ash | ABRUPT CLIMATE-CHANGE | Volcanic eruption | Earliest anatomically modern human | Faculty of Science\Geography | [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory | Biological Sciences | Human dispersal | [ SDU.STU.VO ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Volcanology | [ SHS.ARCHEO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory | Paleolithic Transitions | Campanian Ignimbrite | [SDE.MCG]Environmental Sciences/Global Changes | Neanderthals | Cryptotephra deposits | Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition | [SDU.STU.VO]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Volcanology | Research Groups and Centres\Geography\Centre for Quaternary Research | MODERN HUMANS | Faculty of Science\Earth Sciences | [ SDE.MCG ] Environmental Sciences/Global Changes | Research Groups and Centres\Earth Sciences\Ancient and Modern Earth Systems | Research Groups and Centres\Earth Sciences\Geochemistry | Neanderthal

5 fig., support infos, tab. S2-S5; International audience; Marked changes in human dispersal and development during the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition have been attributed to massive volcanic eruption and/or severe climatic deterioration. We test this concept us... View more
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