From Find Scatters to Early Hominid Behaviour

A Study of Middle Palaeolithic Riverside Settlements at Maastricht-Belvédère (The Netherlands)

Wil Roebroeks | 1988

From Find Scatters to Early Hominid Behaviour

A Study of Middle Palaeolithic Riverside Settlements at Maastricht-Belvédère (The Netherlands)

Wil Roebroeks | 1988

ISBN: 9789073368019

Imprint: Distributed Title - Published by the Modderman Stichting / Faculty of Archaeology - Leiden University | Format: 210x265mm | 175 pp. | Series: Analecta | Language: English | Keywords: archaeology, prehistory, palaeolithic, lithic research, early hominids, Neanderthals | download cover

Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 21

The Belvédère loess and gravel pit, situated northwest of the town of Maastricht, The Netherlands, has been the object of an intensive archaeological-geological investigation between 1980 and 1990. The aim of the research was to study the remains of human activities during the last and penultimate glaciation and the deposits containing archaeological finds. This second report describes the geology of the site, the finds and sites, the palaeoenvironmental and dating evidence and the implications of all these data for the interpretation of hominid behaviour in the Middle Palaeolithic. Other publications on the Belvédère gravel pit are Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 18 (van Kolfschoten and Roebroeks 1985) and Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 35/36 (De Loecker 2004).

Prof. dr. Wil Roebroeks

Wil Roebroeks is an expert in the field of the archaeology of early hominins, with a focus on Neanderthal studies. He has published widely on various aspects of the behaviour of extinct hominins, including their subsistence strategies, lithic technology and the environmental settings of their presence and absence in Eurasia. Roebroeks has conducted fieldwork in the Netherlands, in England , France, northeastern Russia and Germany . He is the Vice-President of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE).

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Abstract:

The Belvédère loess and gravel pit, situated northwest of the town of Maastricht, The Netherlands, has been the object of an intensive archaeological-geological investigation between 1980 and 1990. The aim of the research was to study the remains of human activities during the last and penultimate glaciation and the deposits containing archaeological finds. This second report describes the geology of the site, the finds and sites, the palaeoenvironmental and dating evidence and the implications of all these data for the interpretation of hominid behaviour in the Middle Palaeolithic. Other publications on the Belvédère gravel pit are Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 18 (van Kolfschoten and Roebroeks 1985) and Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 35/36 (De Loecker 2004).

Prof. dr. Wil Roebroeks

Wil Roebroeks is an expert in the field of the archaeology of early hominins, with a focus on Neanderthal studies. He has published widely on various aspects of the behaviour of extinct hominins, including their subsistence strategies, lithic technology and the environmental settings of their presence and absence in Eurasia. Roebroeks has conducted fieldwork in the Netherlands, in England , France, northeastern Russia and Germany . He is the Vice-President of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE).

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