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Title: Guefait 4 (Eastern Morocco). A new paleontological site in an open wet environment
Authors: Sala, Robert
Aouraghe, Hassan
Chacón Navarro, María Gema
Agustí, Jordi
Álvarez-Posada, Claudia
Arnold, Lee J.
Bengarmra, Said
Benito-Calvo, Alfonso
Blain, Hugues-Alexandre
Burjachs i Casas, Francesc
Canals Salomó, Antoni
Carrancho Alonso, Ángel
Lombera Hermida, Arturo de
Duval, Mathieu
El-Atmani, Abderrahmane
El-Harradji, Abderrahmane
El-Hammouti, Kamal
Expósito Barea, Isabel
Haddoumi, Hamid
Lorenzo Merino, Carlos
Made, Jan van der
Menéndez Granda, Leticia
Parés, Josep María
Oujaa, Aïcha
Piñero, Pedro
Rivals, Florent
Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Antonio
Souhir, Mohamed
Soto Quesada, María
Tarriño Vinagre, Antonio
Villalaín, Juan José
Viñas, Ramón
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Institut Català de Paleocologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
Citation: III Jornadas de Prehistoria Africana, 2017, p. 26
Abstract: The ten years old cooperative research program between IPHES and Mohamed I University of Oujda has brought out a new paleontological site for the Early Pleistocene in Maghreb. The Plio-Pleistocene palustrine region of Ain Beni Mathar-Guefait has produced both archaeological and paleontological record for the Middle and Upper Pleistocene and since 2012 has provided the first evidence of faunal remains in an Early Pleistocene. A marls unit in a 150 m long stratigraphic series has recently produced a paleontological record of micro and macrovertebrates dominates by the murid Paraethomys and gerbilids among the micromammals and a hipparion among macromammals. The combination of the paleomagnetic series and the recorded fauna indicates an age of Early Pleistocene. Together the sediments and the reptile and amphibian fossils are providing clues on the palaeoenvironment. The landscape has been characterised by the presence of marshes inside an open environment with transition areas to other more forested and rocky places.
Type: Presentation
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