By Jeffrey H. Schwartz (Foreword), Ian Tattersall (Foreword), Maria Teschler-Nicola (Editor)
The higher Paleolithic fossils of the Mladec caves, South Moravia, excavated on the finish of the nineteenth century, carry a key place within the present dialogue on smooth human emergence inside Europe and the destiny of the Neanderthals. even though definitely early glossy people - lately radio carbon dated to 31.000 years BP - their morphological variability and the presence of archaic positive factors are indicative to some extent of neighborhood Neanderthal ancestry. The fantastically illustrated monograph addresses - for the 1st time - the total assemblage of the reveals, together with the human cranial, submit cranial, enamel and jaw fragments of numerous contributors (most of them saved on the normal historical past Museum Vienna) in addition to the faunal is still and the archaeological gadgets. prime scientists current their effects, acquired with leading edge suggestions comparable to DNA research, 3D-morphometry and isotope research, that are of serious value for additional discussions on either human evolution and archaeological matters.
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1924) Eine Rekonstruktion des Urmenschen. Die Umschau 28, 714 Eickstedt, E. v. (1925) Eine Ergänzung der Weichteile auf Schädel- und Oberkörperskelett eines Neanderthalers. Zeitschrift für Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte 77, 363–380 Engel-Baiersdorf, E. v. (1949) The method of reconstructing human and animal remains in sculpture and in paintings. Museum and Art Notes 1, 5–11 31 Viktor Lebzelter to Erna v. Engel-Baiersdorf, March 9, 1935. NHM Vienna, Department of Anthropology, correspondence folder 1935–1937.
166 16 Chapter 2 IN SEARCH OF PROTOTYPES – HISTORICAL SOFT-TISSUE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF MLADECˇ 1 Maria Teschler-Nicola Introduction The collections of the Anthropological Department still contain a plaster soft-tissue reconstruction which had been produced on the basis of Mladecˇ 1. The object was made by the academic sculptor Friedrich Fahrwickel, presumably in the late 1930s. A second sculpture, made as early as the beginning of the thirties by the academic sculptor Egon Grenzer, under scientific instructions by the curator Viktor Lebzelter, is apparently missing.
Description of the layers in the text. The arrows indicate the location of the 14C samples 33 Chapter 3: The structure of the cave, stratigraphy, and depositional context a b Fig. 4a, b. Mladecˇ Ib: Detailed plan of the “Hall of the Dead” and Surfer reconstruction of the original sedimentary filling. White areas correspond to solid rock 34 J. A. Svoboda cation of Szombathy’s trench “a” is visible on his plan (Fig. 1), and the location of the find by Fürst and Smycˇka is recorded by an authentic label on the rock wall.