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Precise chronological dating of the Neanderthal Mandible of Cova del Gegant (Sitges, Barcelona)

Daura, J., Sanz, M., Zilhao, J., Pike, A.W.G., Subirà, E., Fornós, F., Fullola, J.M. and Julià, R. (2010) Precise chronological dating of the Neanderthal Mandible of Cova del Gegant (Sitges, Barcelona) Journal of Human Evolution, 59, (1), pp. 109-122. (doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2010.04.009).

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Stratigraphic study of the Cova del Gegant’s sedimentary fill revealed different cycles of accumulation of typical interior cave and delta facies. A precise chronology for these deposits, the faunal remains and stone tools contained therein was obtained by radiocarbon, U–Th and OSL. Our results indicate that the Upper Pleistocene archaeological sequence dates between 49.3 ± 1.8 ka BP, the U–Th age of the overlying flowstone, and 60.0 ± 3.9 ka BP, the OSL age of the basal deposits. We have also directly dated the site’s Neandertal mandible to 52.3 ± 2.3 ka by U–Th

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Published date: July 2010
Organisations: Archaeology


Local EPrints ID: 345897
ISSN: 0047-2484
PURE UUID: 46a35085-0fc8-46e8-85e1-3a65b591749f

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Date deposited: 06 Dec 2012 10:09
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:07

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Author: J. Daura
Author: M. Sanz
Author: J. Zilhao
Author: A.W.G. Pike
Author: E. Subirà
Author: F. Fornós
Author: J.M. Fullola
Author: R. Julià

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