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.
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