Multidisciplinary studies of Neanderthal hunting
October 7 and 28, November 18, December 9
live online presentations

The seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 15:00 until 16:00 CET.

Each seminar will have two talks, 25 minutes each with 10 minutes for questions.
Participation is free and open to everyone. Registration will close on October 26th. 

Please click on the title of the talk to download its abstract. 

October 7th 2020, 15:00 CET

Karen Ruebens & Geoffrey Smith (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany)
Neanderthal hunting strategies: a review of lithic and faunal lines of evidence.  Watch video

Peter J Allen et al. (Bournemouth University, UK )
Investigating the effect of the environment on prey detection ability in humans.  Watch video

October 28th 2020, 15:00 CET

Marie-Hélène Moncel et al. (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France)

Strategies of Neanderthal occupations from the MIS 5 to 3 at the Abri du Maras (South-East France). Watch video

Aleix Eixea et al. (Universitat de València, Spain)

The new Middle Palaeolithic open air site of Los Aljezares (Alicante, Spain): preliminary results. Watch video

November 18th 2020, 15:00 CET

Kate Britton et al. (University of Aberdeen, UK)

PleistoHERD: Frontiers in Pleistocene isotope zooarchaeology and prey-species spatial palaeo-ecology.

Cristina Real et al. (Universitat de València, Spain)

Neandertal hunting dynamics in Mediterranean Iberian and Cantabrian area: the role of prey, processing strategies and environment.

December 9th 2020, 15:00 CET

Virginie Sinet-Mathiot et al. (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany)

Integrating zooarchaeology and ZooMS to understand Neanderthal subsistence.

Aritza Villaluenga et al. (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Middle Palaeolithic in the Basque Country (western Pyrenees). Palaeoenvironmental context, archaeological evidences and subsistence strategies.

A pdf version of the programme can be downloaded here. Feel free to distribute this among interested colleagues and students or print and display in your department. 



We want to provide a forum to discuss new insights into Neanderthal hunting behaviour. We aim to discuss how Neanderthal weaponry can be identified in the lithic record and how we can assess which components of the faunal assemblages are related to hunting events.

Our virtual seminar series will consist of a series of presentations on Zoom with interactive Q&A sessions. Registration has now closed.

We look forward to your contribution and participation! 

Karen & Geoff


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