Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pleistocene Archaeology

Migration, Technology, and Adaptation

Edited by Rintaro Ono

National Museum of Ethnology


Alfred Pawlik

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

This book presents an overview of recent research in the field of Pleistocene Archaeology around the world. The main topics of this book are: (1) human migrations, particularly by Homo sapiens who have migrated into most regions of the world and settled in different environments, (2) the development of human technology from early to archaic hominins and Homo sapiens, and (3) human adaptation to new environments and responses to environmental changes caused by climate changes during the Pleistocene. With such perspectives in mind, this book contains a total of nine insightful and stimulating chapters on these topics, in which human history during the time of the Pleistocene is reviewed and discussed.

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Pleistocene ArchaeologyMigration, Technology, and AdaptationEdited by Rintaro Ono

Published: December 23rd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83251

ISBN: 978-1-83880-358-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-357-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-507-7

Copyright year: 2020

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1240 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Pleistocene Archaeology - Migration, Technology, and Adaptation

By Rintaro Ono and Alfred Pawlik


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2. Pleistocene Climate Change in Central Europe

By Adriano Banak, Oleg Mandic, Davor Pavelić, Marijan Kovačić and Fabrizio Lirer


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3. Human Evolution in the Center of the Old World: An Updated Review of the South Asian Paleolithic

By Parth R. Chauhan


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4. Mainland versus Island Adaptation: Paleobiogeography of Sunda Shelf Primates Revisited

By Halmi Insani and Masanaru Takai


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5. Island Migration, Resource Use, and Lithic Technology by Anatomically Modern Humans in Wallacea

By Rintaro Ono, Alfred Pawlik and Riczar Fuentes


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6. A Macroscopic Perspective on Lithic Technology and Human Behavior during Pleistocene in Zhejiang Province, Southeastern China

By Hong Chen, Jiying Liu, Xinmin Xu and Huiru Lian


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7. The Migration, Culture, and Lifestyle of the Paleolithic Ryukyu Islanders

By Masaki Fujita, Shinji Yamasaki and Ryohei Sawaura


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8. The Technological Diversity of Lithic Industries in Eastern South America during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Transition

By João Carlos Moreno De Sousa


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9. Sociocultural Interaction and Symbolism in Prehistoric South America: Quartz Crystal Manuports from Tierra del Fuego

By María Estela Mansur, Hernán Horacio De Angelis, Vanesa Esther Parmigiani, María Celina Alvarez Soncini and Anna Franch Bach


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