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Title:Pleistocene Connexions between Africa and Southwest Asia: An Archaeological Perspective
Author:Bar-Yosef, O.
Year:1987
Periodical:African Archaeological Review
Volume:5
Pages:29-38
Language:English
Geographic terms:Asia
Africa
Subjects:human evolution
archaeology
prehistory
Anthropology and Archaeology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01117080
Abstract:This paper investigates the archaeological evidence for direct prehistoric connections between Southwest Asia and Africa during the Palaeolithic period. The importance of the Levantine Corridor bridging the two continents is stressed in describing the dispersal of Homo erectus. The continental bridge could have been through the Nile Valley during the r Late Acheulian and the emergence of early Homo sapiens. Upper Palaeolithic and especially Epi-Palaeolithic dispersals during the terminal Pleistocene are discussed. The role of Egyptian-Levantine connections in the context of the complex situation which led to sedentism is stressed. Bibliogr./ sum. also in French.
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