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dc.contributor.authorBourguignon, Laurence-
dc.contributor.authorBarsky, Deborah-
dc.contributor.authorIvorra, Jérôme-
dc.contributor.authorDe Weyer, Louis-
dc.contributor.authorCuartero, Felipe-
dc.contributor.authorCapdevila, Ramón-
dc.contributor.authorCavallina, Chiara-
dc.contributor.authorOms i Llobet, Oriol-
dc.contributor.authorBruxelles, Laurent-
dc.contributor.authorCrochet, Jean-Yves-
dc.contributor.authorRíos Garaizar, Joseba-
dc.identifier.citationQuaternary International, 2016, 411, Part B, 160-181es_ES
dc.descriptionPart of special issue: The Acheulean in Europe: origins, evolution and dispersal-
dc.description.abstractThe Bois-de-Riquet site, located in a basalt quarry at Lézignan-la-Cèbe (l'Hérault, France), contains two stratigraphical levels that have yielded archeological and paleontological materials. Level US2 is already known for its rich paleontological record in association with a few basalt stone tools dating to around 1.2 Ma. Level US4, presented here for the first time, corresponds to a mudflow event containing stone tools attributed to the Acheulian techno-complex. Geomorphological data from the l'Hérault Valley region, as well as combined paleomagnetic and cosmogenic dating, all indicate that the mudflow event most likely occurred at the beginning of the Middle Pleistocene. The industries found within the mudflow are knapped mainly from basalt. The assemblage collected so far include flakes and cores knapped from four different raw materials, as well as some Large Flakes (>10 cm) and a few bifacial tools, retouched items and a few very large pieces knapped on basalt blocks interpreted as ‘Giant Cores’. In the European context, assemblages presenting such features are scarce outside of Spain and may indicate an affiliation to an early phase of the Acheulian.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipExcavations at Bois-de-Riquet were funded by the SRA (Languedoc-Roussillon) and the Conseil Général de l'Hérault. We thank the Lézignan-la-Cèbe Commune, the Communauté d'agglomération Hérault-Méditerranée (CAHM), the SICTOM Pézenas-Agde and the Mayor of Pézenas for Material assistance. We extend gratitude to the Société de Protection de la Nature du piscénoise (SPN-P) and ASPROGEO which for material and administrative management. Paleomagnetic measurements were carried out at Paleomagnetic Laboratory CCiTUB-ICTJA CSIC at Barcelona in the frame of the Lifelong Learning programme/Erasmus placement (1-03-2014 to 1-06-2014) by C. Cavallina. We are also grateful to the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) for the project CGL2012-38358 and the Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) for support given to the project SGR 901.es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Estados Unidos de América*
dc.subjectEarly Acheulianes_ES
dc.subjectLarge flakees_ES
dc.subjectGiant Corees_ES
dc.titleThe stone tools from stratigraphical unit 4 of the Bois-de-Riquet site (Lézignan-la-Cèbe, Hérault, France): a new milestone in the diversity of the European Acheulianes_ES
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