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The first hominin of Europe
The discovery of a human mandible associated with an assemblage of Mode 1 lithic tools and faunal remains bearing traces of hominin processing in stratigraphic level TE9 at the site of the Sima del Elefante, Atapuerca, Spain emerges as the oldest, most accurately dated record of human occupation in Europe, to the authors' knowledge.
A calibrated mammal scale for the Neogene of Western Europe. State of the art
/ Magnetostratigraphy of the Vallesian late Miocene in the / Valles-Penedes Basin northeast Spain ``
Late Cenozoic deformation and uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from high-resolution magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin, Qinghai Province, China
The Cenozoic intramontane Gonghe–Guide Basin in Qinghai Province, China, is tectonically controlled by the sinistral strike-slip framework of the Kunlun and Altyn Tagh–South Qilian faults in the…
Evolution of magnetic fabrics during incipient deformation of mudrocks (Pyrenees, northern Spain)
Old World first appearance datum of “Hipparion” horses: Late Miocene large-mammal dispersal and global events
The magnetobiochronological dating of the late Miocene hipparionine horses ( “Hipparion” ) in the western Mediterranean places its first appearance datum (FAD) in the circum-Mediterranean region at…
The Vallesian mammal succession in the Vallès-Penedès basin (northeast Spain): Paleomagnetic calibration and correlation with global events
Early human occupation of Western Europe: paleomagnetic dates for two paleolithic sites in Spain.
- O. Oms, J. Parés, A. Turq
- Geography, Environmental ScienceProceedings 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.
The oldest human fossil in Europe, from Orce (Spain).