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Type: Journal article
Title: Early human occupations in Northwest Iberia: the archaeological record of the Lower Mino basin during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene
Author: Mendez-Quintas, E.
Santonja, M.
Perez-Gonzalez, A.
Demuro, M.
Arnold, L.J.
Duval, M.
Citation: Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences: Palevol, 2021; 20(1):1-19
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2021
ISSN: 1631-0683
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Eduardo Méndez-Quintas, Manuel Santonja, Alfred Pérez-González, Martina Demuro, Lee J. Arnold and Mathieu Duval
Abstract: The Miño River is one of the main Atlantic basins of Iberia and preserves extensive Pleistocene deposits. However, there is presently limited information concerning the first human occupation history of this region. Existing research undertaken across the region has identified a significant number of Large Flake Acheulean (LFA) sites with African affinities. These sites are associated with former fluvial environments and are now preserved as a sequence of fluvial terraces along the Miño River, located between relative elevations of + 40 m and + 20 m, and dated to between Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 9 and 6. The chronological range and observed technological patterns are similar to those recognised in other areas of South western Europe, particularly the central Iberian Peninsula and Aquitanian region (France) during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene.
Keywords: Lower Palaeolithic; acheulean; Iberian Peninsula; Middle Pleistocene; Miño River; fluvial terraces
Rights: © Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle / © Académie des sciences, Paris, 2021
DOI: 10.5852/palevol2021v20a1
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