Adhesives in prehistoric complex technology
Understanding behavioural and cognitive complexity is a key element in Palaeolithic archaeology, and particularly the differences and similarities between Neanderthal and modern humans. Adhesives are one of the best representatives of a prehistoric complex technology and are well-suited to studying Neanderthal and modern human behaviour. The EU-funded AncientAdhesives project envisages to create the first trustworthy method to compare ancient technological development and to study differences and similarities in Neanderthal and modern human technology and behavioural complexity. It will establish the first full database on adhesives, develop a novel archaeological methodology and estimate the process of adhesive technological complexity through time in these two species.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
2628 CN Delft
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