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30 August- 1 September, 2007



Allison Cleveland
Dept. Of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D 04103 Leipzig Germany

Stefanie Altman
Dept. Of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D 04103 Leipzig Germany


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Abstract titles:

The Middle Stone Age in Tunisia: Present Status of Knowledge and Recent Advances (Nabiha Aouadi-Abdeljaouad and Lotfi Belhouchet)

Vegetation and Climatic Changes During the Last 200,000 Years in North Africa. An Environmental Perspective for Modern Origins (Aziz Ballouche)

From the Aterian to Iberomaurusian: Gap or continuity? (R.N.E. Barton and A. Bouzouggar)

The Mousterian Site of Djebel Irhoud. A Review of the Fossil Hominin Discoveries and Their Dating. (Addelwahed Ben-Ncer and Jean-Jacques Hublin)

The Identity and Timing of the Aterian in Morocco (Abdeljalil Bouzouggar and Nick Barton)

Middle Pleistocene Diversity in Africa and the Origin of Modern Humans (Günter Bräuer)

The Upper Palaeolithic Human Remains of Nazlet Khater 2. Their Contribution to the Study of Early Modern Human Variation. (Isabelle Crevecoeur)

The Past, Present and Future of the Aterian. (André Debénath, Roland Nespoulet et Mohamed Abdejellil El Hajraoui)

Modern Human Desert Adaptations: A Libyan Perspective on the Aterian (Elena A.A. Garcea)

Faunal Environment and Climatic Change in the Middle / Late Pleistocene of North-western Africa (Denis Geraads)

Morphological Continuity of the Face in the Late Middle and Upper Pleistocene Hominins from North Western Africa – A 3-D Geometric Morphometric Analysis (Katerina Harvati and Jean-Jacques Hublin)

The Aterian of the Oases of the Western Desert, Egypt (Alicia Hawkins)

Dental Evidence from the Aterian Human Populations of Morocco (Jean-Jacques Hublin, Shara Bailey, Anthony Olejniczak, Tanya Smith, Christine Verna, Fatima Z.Sbihi-Alaoui, and Mehdi Zouak)

A 350 kyr Marine Record of Landscape Evolution in the NE Sahara: Implications for Human Population Dynamics in the Gateway to Asia

Orbital Forcing of Dust Supply and Productivity Variations in the NW African Margin Over the Last 250 kyr: a Multi-Proxy Climate Reconstruction from Marine Sediments (Ana Moreno)

The Archaeological Context of the Aterian Human Remains from the Tamara Region (Maroc) (Roland Nespoulet, André Debénath et Mohamed Abdejellil El Hajraoui)

The Chronology of the Middle Palaeolithic in North-West Africa. (Daniel Richter)

Climatic Changes in the Late Pleistocene of the Eastern Sahara. (Jennifer R. Smith)

Late Pleistocene Subsistence in Northwest Africa: the State of Our Knowledge and Placement in a Continental Context. (Teresa E. Steele)

“Out of Africa 2” and Egypt - an Evaluation (Pierre M. Vermeersch)