Human-elephant interactions: from past to present

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Show simple item record Konidaris, George E. Barkai, Ran Tourloukis, Vangelis Harvati, Katerina 2021-04-14T08:35:44Z 2021-04-14T08:35:44Z 2021-04-14
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-947251-34-6
dc.identifier.other 1764616065 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract In recent decades, a significant number of Pleistocene (ca. 2.6 million years–10,000 years ago) open-air and cave sites yielding elephant or mammoth bones in direct association with hominin remains and/or lithic artifacts have been discovered in Eurasia, Africa and America. Many of them show strong evidence of acquisition and processing of proboscidean carcasses by early humans, leading scientists to interpret them as “elephant butchering sites”. Indeed, proboscidean exploitation by early Homo has been proposed to have been critical for Palaeolithic human lifeways, influencing not only their subsistence, but also other aspects of early human evolution and adaptations. The nature and degree of interactions between humans and elephants comprises an important field in palaeoanthropological studies since decades, but many questions remain still unanswered or partially explored. By bringing together research papers from the fields of Palaeolithic Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Palaeontology, Zooarchaeology, Geology, Ethnography and Nutrition Studies, the book systematically covers a diverse array of perspectives on elephant-human interactions across the world from the Pleistocene times until today. The volume includes 19 contributions and is organized into four thematic sections: 1) The Palaeolithic record, 2) A view of the evidence, 3) Elephants in past human nutrition, and 4) Ethnography – Human-elephant interactions in recent Africa. Collectively, the volume not only showcases the current state of knowledge, but also intends to provoke renewed interest for current and further research, and build an interdisciplinary and synthetic understanding of the significance of proboscideans throughout human evolution. en
dc.description.sponsorship The symposium and the volume "Human-elephant interactions: from past to present" were funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. de_DE
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Tübingen University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tuebingen Paleoanthropology Book Series – Contributions in Paleoanthropology;1
dc.rights cc_by-nc-nd
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Elefanten , Mammut , Pleistozän , Paläanthropologie , Paläontologie , Archäozoologie , Ethnologie de_DE
dc.subject.other human-elephant en
dc.subject.other Palaeolithic en
dc.subject.other Archaeology en
dc.subject.other Palaeoanthropology en
dc.subject.other Paleontology en
dc.subject.other Zooarchaeology en
dc.title Human-elephant interactions: from past to present de_DE
dc.type Buch (Monographie) de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Tuebingen Paleoanthropology Book Series – Contributions in Paleoanthropology Band 1: Human-elephant interactions: from past to present de_DE
utue.publikation.source Tuebingen Paleoanthropology Book Series – Contributions in Paleoanthropology Band 1: Human-elephant interactions: from past to present de_DE


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