Stiner to Discuss Hunters of the European Late Lower Paleolithic

 

As part of the 13th Annual George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology & anthropology and Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month lecture, Professor Mary C. Stiner will discuss the late 

Lower Paleolithic (400,000 – 200,000 years ago).  Her talk will focus on animal remains of Qesem Cave in Israel on Thursday, September 22nd, 3:10 p.m., University of Wyoming, Ag Auditorium.

 

Stiner is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, and curator of Zoo archaeology at the Arizona State Museum of the University of Arizona.
Analysis shows consistent patterns of large game — mostly fallow deer — hunting, hearth-centered carcass processing, and meat sharing. The narrow, redundant nature of butchering tasks at Qesem Cave raise new hypotheses about the use of the site, cooperation and meat sharing during the late Lower Paleolithic that speaks directly to what it means to be human.

 

A reception will follow in the Department of Anthropology foyer.


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