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Postcranial evidence from early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia.
Newly excavated postcranial material from Dmanisi comprising a partial skeleton of an adolescent individual, associated with skull D2700/D2735, and the remains from three adult individuals shows that the postc Cranial anatomy of the D manisi hominins has a surprising mosaic of primitive and derived features. Expand
Early human occupation of Western Europe: paleomagnetic dates for two paleolithic sites in Spain.
  • O. Oms, J. Parés, +4 authors A. Turq
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 12 September 2000
Paleomagnetic age dating at the relevant localities is presented to provide useful age constraints for this critical paleoanthropological and mammal site and provide firm evidence for human occupation in Southern Europe in the Lower Pleistocene, around 1 mega-annum ago. Expand
Villafranchian: The long story of a Plio-Pleistocene European large mammal biochronologic unit
The authors provide an update of the Villaranchian Mammal Age and its present significance, as well as providing a concept relatively common within the scientific literature of continental stratigraphers in Europe. Expand
The oldest human fossil in Europe, from Orce (Spain).
A new fossil hominin tooth from the site of Barranco León is described, dated between 1.02 and 1.73 Ma (millions of years ago) by Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), which makes it the oldest from Western Europe. Expand
Early Pleistocene Faunas of Eurasia and Hominin Dispersals
During Neogene–Quaternary times, all the dispersals of African taxa into the European continent are related to important faunal turnovers in the Eurasian faunas. Only on rare occasions have a fewExpand
On the limits of using combined U-series/ESR method to date fossil teeth from two Early Pleistocene archaeological sites of the Orce area (Guadix-Baza basin, Spain)
The combined U-series/electron spin resonance (ESR) dating method was applied to nine teeth from two Early Pleistocene archaeological sites located in the Orce area (Guadix-Baza Basin, SouthernExpand
The challenge of dating early pleistocene fossil teeth by the combined uranium series–electron spin resonance method: the Venta Micena palaeontological site (Orce, Spain)
The palaeontological site of Venta Micena (Orce, Andalusia, Spain) lies in the eastern sector of the Guadix–Baza basin, one of the best documented areas in Europe for Plio-PleistoceneExpand
Gradual evolution in the African hunting dog lineage Systematic implications
Abstract The hunting dog, Lycaon pictus, is one of the most representative species of the extant African fauna and one of the most efficient predators in the World. This species is actually a relictExpand
Presence of the African Saber-toothed FelidMegantereon whitei(Broom, 1937) (Mammalia, Carnivora, Machairodontinae) in Apollonia-1 (Mygdonia Basin, Macedonia, Greece)
We have made a multivariate morphometric study of the fossils ofMegantereonfrom the Apollonia-1 site at the Mygdonia Basin (Macedonia, Greece), using discriminant functions. Results obtained indicateExpand
Occurrence of Theropithecus sp. in the Late Villafranchian of Southern Italy and implication for Early Pleistocene "out of Africa" dispersals.
The biochronology of Pirro Nord faunal assemblage demonstrates that the arrival into Europe of Theropithecus occurred earlier than thought: in the range of approx 1.6-1.3 Ma. Expand