BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe, 5(1) (2010)

Yardeni Vorst about Rose, S. 2007. The Medieval Sea. – London/New York, Hambledon Continuum. This book by Susan Rose deals with aspects of the sea and seafaring in Medieval times in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. Through time (the period 1000-1500 AD) Rose illustrates the difference in Europe in attitudes towards the sea, […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe, 4(2) (2009)

A.J. Veldmeijer about Roder, H. Ed. 2008. Schuhtick. Von kalten Füßen und heißen Sohlen. – Mainz am Rhein, Philipp von Zabern These are good times for lovers of shoes and books about shoes: the exhibition “Schuhtick. Von kalten Füßen und heißen Sohlen” can still be visited in Bremen (until 28 March 2010), after which it […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe, 4(1) (2009)

C. Vermeeren & K. Hänninnen about Muir, R. 2008. Woods, Hedgerows & Leafy Lanes. – Stroud, Tempus Publishing This book by Richard Muir is about woodlands, hedgerows and leafy lanes in England and in particular the human infl uence on such landscape elements. It should be possible to recognize and interpret, with the assistance of […]

NEWS: Spectacular discovery of first‐ever Dutch Neanderthal Fossil skull fragment unveiled by Minister Plasterk in National Museum of Antiquities

For the first time ever, a fossil of a Neanderthal has been discovered in the Netherlands. The skull fragment, over 40,000 years old, with its characteristically thick Neanderthal eyebrow ridge, was found off the coast of Zeeland, dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea. Huge quantities of fossil bones have been brought to […]

NEWS: PalArch launches its new web site

The PalArch Foundation has today launched its new web site. For the time being, only new publications are accessible, but we are going to transport our archives to the new site this summer. Of course, all publications will remain freely accessible. The new architecture we use offers some exciting new possibilities, in particular the possibility […]

Warrimont, de, J.P.L.M.N. 2007. Prospecting Middle Palaeolithic open-air sites in the Dutch-Belgian border area near Maastricht. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 3: 40-89

Abstract Since 1981 a series of brickyard quarries to the north and west of Maastricht, in the municipalities of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Lanaken (Belgium), have been intensively and successfully prospected for human artefacts and faunal remains from the Pleistocene by scrutinising the vertical sections of exposed loess, which in many places is over ten m deep. These […]

Stapert, D. 2007. Neanderthal children and their flints. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 2: 16-39

Abstract As pioneer studies at the Magdalenian sites of Pincevent and Etiolles have shown, refitting analyses can reveal the presence of those learning the craft of flint knapping, i.e. children. This approach was successful especially at Upper Palaeolithic sites. Learners can be recognized by their incompetent flaking, and also by typical beginners’ errors such as ‘face battering’ and ‘stacked […]

Bringmans, P.M.M.A. 2007. First evidence of Neanderthal presence in Northwest Europe during the Late Saalian ‘Zeifen. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 1: 1-15

Abstract The Middle Pleistocene to Late Pleistocene transition (MIS 6/5e transition), which has been observed within the loamy sediments of the VLL and VLB sites at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater, was a period of remarkable change in both climate and environment. Indeed, the incipient VLL-VLB soil horizons at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater seem to represent Late Saalian phases of pedogenesis under boreal conditions just prior […]

Turrittin, T.H. 2006. An annotated bibliography of the Piltdown Man forgery, 1953-2005. – PalArch’s Journal of archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 1: 1-50

Abstract Piltdown Man is the most notorious case of scientific forgery in the history of British archaeology and palaeoanthropology. Although the period from its introduction in 1912 until the exposure of the forgery in 1953 has been well-studied, the literature written after 1953 has received no such treatment. It is the purpose of this bibliography to […]