White, M. J. (2006) 'Things to do in Doggerland when you're dead : surviving OIS3 at the northwestern-most fringe of Middle Palaeolithic Europe.', World archaeology., 38 (4). pp. 547-575.
This paper examines Neanderthal survival skills in Britain. Its starting point is that there are major tensions between the three main sources of relevant information - archaeological, palaeoanthropological and palaeoenvironmental data and their subsequent interpretation - that make our understanding of Neanderthal survival much more precarious than is generally supposed. The paper is speculative, and proffers questions not answers. It challenges us to look past the often mute material record, and to equip Neanderthals with a number of logically prerequisite but generally archaeologically invisible survival tools and practices, beyond the well-trodden paths of mobility, hunting and planning.
|Keywords:||Middle Palaeolithic, Neanderthal, Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Palaeoenvironments, Doggerland.|
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