The People of Sunghir : Burials, Bodies, and Behavior in the Earlier Upper Paleolithic, Hardback Book


In this latest volume in the Human Evolution Series, Erik Trinkaus and his co-authors synthesize the research and findings concerning the human remains found at the Sunghir archaeological site.

It has long been apparent to those in the field of paleoanthropology that the human fossil remains from the site of Sunghir are an important part of the human paleoanthropological record, and that these fossil remains have the potential to provide substantial data andinferences concerning human biology and behavior, both during the earlier Upper Paleolithic and concerning the early phases of human occupation of high latitude continental Eurasia.

But despite many separate investigations and published studies on the site and its findings, a single and definitive volumedoes not yet exist on the subject.

This book combines the expertise of four paleoanthropologists to provide a comprehensive description and paleobiological analysis of the Sunghir human remains. Since 1990, Trinkaus et al. have had access to the Sunghir site and its findings, and the authors have published frequently on the topic.

The book places these human fossil remains in context with other Late Pleistocene humans, utilizing numerous comparative charts, graphs, and figures.

As such, the book is highly illustrated, in color. Trinkaus and his co-authors outline the many advances in paleoanthropology that these remains have helped to bring about, examining the Sunghir site from allangles.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368 pages, 254 illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prehistoric archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780199381050


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