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Tracking Neanderthals in Time and Space: was the “Quina World” the first regional cultural entity in the history of Europe?

Project description

Studying Neanderthal regional culture

Neanderthals have been widely studied but many aspects of their evolution and behaviour remain relatively unknown. However, a Neanderthal site in southwestern France provides key elements for a better understanding of this extinct subspecies of archaic humans. The Quina Mousterian offers evidence suggesting a complex industry-type culture of seasonal reindeer hunters. What is more, elements of the Quina Mousterian were found in other sites across Europe. The EU-funded QuinaWorld project will elaborate on the hypothesis of an existed La Quina cultural entity active in a short period and operated by connected groups of Neanderthals. The project will be carried out by an interdisciplinary consortium aiming to identify how the Quina culture evolved in time and how and when it spread across Europe.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 620 711,50

Beneficiaries (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 620 711,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES ARCHEOLOGIQUES PREVENTIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 248 612,50
Address
Rue D Alesia 121
75685 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations