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Competition Between Humans and Large Carnivores

Case studies from the Late Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of the Central Balkans

Stefan Milošević
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168 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 17 tables, 48 figures
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Competition Between Humans and Large Carnivores presents Late Pleistocene archaeozoological material from Late Mousterian and Gravettian contexts in the Central Balkans. The results answer some important questions about Late Pleistocene Neanderthal and modern human ecology and their animal exploitation in this region. Most importantly it deals with the high presence of large carnivores in the Central Balkans at the sites located in different ecological settings, discuss human subsistence choices, and identifies the Central Balkans as a refugium during the MIS5-2 Late Glacial period.

Stefan Milošević was born in 1985 in Belgrade, Serbia. He obtained an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Archaeology at Belgrade University. In 2011 he started his PhD as a researcher on the project “Cultural transformation and population dynamics in the early Prehistory of the Central Balkans”, funded by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Technological development ON177023. He defended his PhD thesis in 2016.

‘This book closes a large gap in the knowledge about the selection of prey by humans and carnivores in the Balkan region.’ Mr Chris Baumann, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Table of Contents (S2963_9781407323770_ToC.pdf, 82 Kb) [Download]

Foreword and Introduction (S2963_9781407323770_Foreword_Introduction.pdf, 579 Kb) [Download]