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dc.contributor.authorKuhn, Steven L.
dc.contributor.authorStiner, Mary C.
dc.contributor.authorGuelec, Erksin
dc.contributor.authorOezer, Ismail
dc.contributor.authorYilmaz, Hakan
dc.contributor.authorBaykara, Ismail
dc.contributor.authorAciklol, Aysen
dc.contributor.authorGoldberg, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMartinez Molina, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorUenay, Engin
dc.contributor.authorSuata-Alpaslan, Fadime
dc.descriptionWOS: 000263697200001en_US
dc.descriptionPubMed ID: 19111331en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarizes results from excavations at Ucagizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey) between 1999 and 2002 and 2005. This collapsed karstic chamber contains a sequence of early Upper Paleolithic deposits that span an interval between roughly 29,000 and 41,000 (uncalibrated) radiocarbon years BP. Lithic assemblages can be assigned to two major chronostratigraphic units. The earliest assemblages correspond with the Initial Upper Paleolithic, whereas the most recent ones fit within the definition of the Ahmarian. Substantial assemblages of stone tools, vertebrate faunal remains, ornaments, osseous artifacts, and other cultural materials provide an unusually varied picture of human behavior during the earliest phases of the Upper Paleolithic in the northern Levant. The sequence at Ucagizli Cave documents the technological transition between Initial Upper Paleolithic and Ahmarian, with a high degree of continuity in foraging and technological activities. The sequence also documents major shifts in occupational intensity and mobility. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States National Science Foundation [SBR-9804722, BCS-0106433]; L.S.B. Leakey Foundation; University of Arizona; Ankara University; Turkish Ministry of Cultureen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch at Ucagizli Cave is a truly collaborative, international enterprise. The work reported here could not have been accomplished without the efforts of a students and faculty from Ankara University, the University of Arizona, and other institutions. We are particularly grateful for the assistance and hard work of V. Coskun, I. Baykara, B. Koca, B. Riza Nugral, C. Pehlevan, M. Sagir, A. Sevim, H. Yakut, H. Yilmaz, V. Yesildogan, and many others from Ankara University, and to A.E. Clark, M. Goodyer, K. W. Kerry, M. Mustafa, A. Margaris, N, Munro, S. Mentzer, R Wrinn, among others from the University of Arizona. Kris Kerry provided many excellent line drawings of artifacts; the awkward ones were done by S. Kuhn. We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Turkish Directorate of Monuments and Museums (Anitlar ve Muzeler Genel Mudurlugu) and the Antakya Museum, and particularly the efforts of the field representatives (temsilci) from these institutions. This research was carried out with the financial support of the United States National Science Foundation (grants SBR-9804722 and BCS-0106433) and the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the University of Arizona, Ankara University, and the Turkish Ministry of Culture.en_US
dc.subjectEarly Upper Paleolithicen_US
dc.subjectBone toolsen_US
dc.subjectshell ornamentsen_US
dc.subjectPrey choiceen_US
dc.subjectUse wearen_US
dc.subjectLate Pleistoceneen_US
dc.titleThe early Upper Paleolithic occupations at Ucagizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey)en_US
dc.relation.journalJOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTIONen_US
dc.contributor.department[Kuhn, Steven L. -- Stiner, Mary C.] Univ Arizona, Dept Anthropol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA -- [Guelec, Erksin -- Oezer, Ismail -- Yilmaz, Hakan -- Baykara, Ismail] Ankara Univ, Antropoloji Paleoantropoloji Bolumu, Dil Tarih Cografya Fak, TR-06100 Ankara, Turkey -- [Goldberg, Paul] Boston Univ, Dept Archaeol, Boston, MA 02215 USA -- [Martinez Molina, Kenneth] Univ Rovira & Virgili, Area Prehist, Tarragona 43005, Spain -- [Aciklol, Aysen -- Uenay, Engin -- Suata-Alpaslan, Fadime] Cumhuriyet Univ, Fen Edebiyat Fak, Antropoloji Bolumu, TR-58140 Sivas, Turkeyen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDSUATA ALPASLAN, FADIME -- 0000-0003-0404-9381; Yilmaz, Hakan -- 0000-0002-2399-5085en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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