International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
World Archaeological Congres 9

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'Bednarik RG, 2002: The Human Ascent: A Critical Review. Anthropologie (Brno) 40, 2: 101-105'.
A critical review of the traditional taxonomy of Pleistocene archaeology emphasizes a number of aspects suggesting the need for a more appropriate system. In particular it is proposed that the focus on tools, especially stone tools, could be replaced with an emphasis on cultural indicators. A system based on technological, cognitive and cultural variables is then presented for consideration. It defines four distinctive phases of the Palaeolithic period, based on current knowledge, and it emphasizes the need for local or regional periodization during the Holocene.
Pleistocene - Chronology - Typology - Taxonomy - Cultural evolution

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