The volume contains ten papers and five book reviews. The contributions deal with the lithic technology of Middle Palaeolithic Mode 3 in Benzú Rock Shelter, North Africa [Ramos et al.], core reduction variability in the Levantine Early Middle Palaeolithic at Hummal, Syria [Wojtczak et al.], the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in the southern Levant [Rose, Marks], new observations concerning the Szeletian in Moravia [Škrdla et al.], results from charcoal investigations of the Mousterian layer A9 at Grotta di Fumane, Italy [Basile et al.], raw material procurement and land use in the northern Mediterranean Arc by the example of the proto-Aurignacian of Riparo Mochi, Italy [Grimaldi et al.], new excavations in Stadel Cave, South-Western Germany, and the restoration of the famous Upper Palaeolithic lion man [Kind et al.], palaeoenvironmental analyses of animal remains from Kulna Cave, Czech Republic [Nerudová et al.], a shaft smoother from the open air site at Steinacker, Germany [Moreau et al.], and eleven bone arrowheads and a dog coprolite from the Mesolithic site of Beregovaya 2, Urals region, Russia [Zhilin et al.].