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Puzzling out the Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic transition

Homo sapiens remains, molecular data and a revised chronology for the Bulgarian site of Bacho Kiro document the earliest known presence of our species in Europe, representing an important jigsaw piece in the Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic transition.

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Fig. 1: Hypothetical stratified archaeological sequence covering the late Middle and Initial Upper Palaeolithic (IUP) periods.


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Banks, W.E. Puzzling out the Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic transition. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 775–776 (2020).

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