Book Chapter

L’uomo di Altamura, vent’anni dopo: nuove ricerche sullo scheletro della grotta di Lamalunga (Altamura, Bari)

F Di Vincenzo, M Lari, A Borsato, S Ghirotto, M Micheli, C Balsamo, C Collina, G De Bellis, S Frisia, G Giacobini, E Gigli, J Hellstrom, A Lannino, A Modi, A Pietrelli, E Pilli, A Profico, O Ramirez, E Rizzi, S Vai Show all

Preistoria e Protostoria della Puglia – Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 4 | Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria | Published : 2017

Abstract

The “aLtaMura Man”, twentY Years Later. new researches on the skeLeton FroM the LaMaLunGa caVe (aLtaMura, itaLY) - the human skeleton from Lamalunga (altamura, bari) represents a keystone fossil specimen for our comprehension of human evolution in europe during the Pleistocene. the exceptional conditions of preservation (representing a unique case-study of its kind) offer the rare opportunity to add precious information on the morphology and genetics of the neanderthal lineage, as well as on the paleo-ecological and evolutionary dynamics occurred among human populations in the italian peninsula. it is also of great interest that the skeleton from altamura shows a peculiar combination of both..

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