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From: Alan R <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] reevaluating refugium's theory
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:39:07 +0000 (GMT)
A very useful site of the sort I have been looking for
for ages. The French are the masters of the study of
the palaeolithic and most cutting edge stuff is in
French. It is interesting that the maps show three
concentrations in this period: the Franco-Cantabrian
region, a central European area around Moravia/Austria
and, if I interpret this rightly, southern Belgium. I
would make a few observations:
1. These are not the refugias suggested by genetics
except the western one.
2. I have long meant to post to observe that
shortening the name of the western refugia to
'Iberian' in inaccurate from an archaeological point
of view: if one part of the western refugia has clear
precedence in sheer volume of sites it is western
France not northern Spain.
3. Although the archaeological evidence suggests two
or three refugia in the earlier two phases of the
upper palaeolithic, the map showing the LGM suggests
that the others disappeared and the western refugia
was the only one within Europe at that stage.
4. BUT this period is more susceptible than any other
to the chance nature of finds and the picture could be
misleading due to concentrations of professional
research and could change in future.
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