Laboratoire méditerranéen de préhistoire Europe Afrique (LAMPEA) — UMR 7269 — Université d’Aix-Marseille, CNRS, INRAP

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Origins and evolution of Modern Humans Behaviour : a view from North Africa

[Congrès, colloques, réunions - Appel à contributions]

1er-7 septembre 2014

Colloque organisé dans le cadre du 17ème Congrès UISPP
IUPPS Commission “Palaeolithic Landscapes, Techniques and Cultures of Northwest Africa

One of the most keenly debated issues in human evolutionary research concerns the African origins and dispersal of Homo sapiens. Until recently, Northwest Africa has been a much neglected region despite the occurrence of early Homo sapiens with the “Middle Palaeolithic” finds. In this region, several sites contain stratified sequences with exceptionally well-preserved organic remains offering rich sources of multi-proxy data for palaeoenvironmental and chronological studies.

The Northwest Africa is of key interest in the understanding of human evolution and behavioural development. A broader theme identified and could be discussed in the session concerns the nature, chronology and human associations with the cultural North African MSA, LSA and Early Neolithic. New chronological data move the LSA back in time to more than what it was known in North Africa. From calibrated record of AMS dates, the data of this region are compared with the global marine isotope record.

Sites in North Africa provide rare sources of information on the lives of early modern humans. Amongst the best evidence for early expansion of MSA

 Date limite pour proposer des communications orales : 30 avril 2014
 Date limite pour indiquer dans quelle séance vous voulez participer : 31 mai 2014
Date limite d’inscription : 28 août 2014

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  Abdeljalil Bouzouggar
Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine, Rabat, Morocco
  Nabiha Aouadi Abdeljaouad
Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisie
  Nick Barton
Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University, UK

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