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Title: A new complete sequence from Lower to Middle Paleolithic: El Provencio complex (Cuenca, Spain)
Authors: Domínguez-Solera, Santiago David
Moreno García, Davinia
Pérez Garrido, Carlos
Keywords: Lower Paleolithic;Middle Paleolithic;OSL dating;ESR dating;Lithic industry;Faunal remains
Issue Date: Nov-2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2020, 566-567, 39-56
Abstract: This paper presents the results of the archaeological research project on the Lower and Middle Paleolithic in the municipality of El Provencio (Cuenca, Spain). During the first 6 years of the project, an unknown archaeological complex has been defined with a large concentration of remains of lithic industry of Modes 1, 2 and 3, as well as Pleistocene faunal remains (Mammuthus and Equus), associated with the large-scale sequences of the Záncara River. The first ages obtained by two complementary dating methods are presented here: Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL). The absolute dates of 41 ± 2.2 ka and 836 ± 46 ka (Al–Ti mean age) correspond to the upper and lower levels of the stratigraphic sequence respectively. The archaeological potential contained in this complex suggests an effective and uninterrupted human occupation of this region during ≈800 ka.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2020.04.053
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