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Cro-magnon : the story of the last Ice Age people of Europe / Trenton Holliday.

Author/creator Holliday, Trenton author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2023]
Descriptionxi, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Abstract "During the Last Ice Age, Europe was a cold, dry place teeming with mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, reindeer, bison, cave bears, cave hyenas, and cave lions. It was also the home of people physically indistinguishable from humans today, commonly known as the Cro-Magnons. Our knowledge of them comes from either their skeletons or the tools, art, and debris they left behind. This book tells the story of these dynamic and resilient people in light of recent scientific advances. Trenton Holliday-a paleoanthropologist who has studied the Cro-Magnons for decades-explores questions such as: Where and when did anatomically modern humans first emerge? When did they reach Europe, and via what routes? How extensive or frequent were their interactions with Neandertals? What did Cro-Magnons look like? What did they eat, and how did they acquire their food? What can we learn about their lives from studying their skeletons? How did they deal with the glacial cold? What does their art tell us about them? Holliday offers new insights into these ancient people from anthropological, archaeological, genetic, and geological perspectives. He also considers how the Cro-Magnons responded to Earth's post-glacial warming almost 12,000 years ago, showing that how they dealt with climate change holds valuable lessons for us as we negotiate life on a rapidly warming planet"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Holliday, Trenton. Cro-magnon New York : Columbia University Press, 2023 9780231555777
LCCN 2022054947
ISBN9780231204965 hardcover
ISBN0231204965 hardcover
ISBN9780231204972 paperback
ISBN0231204973 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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