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The first hominin of Europe
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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.
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
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
Early human occupation of Western Europe: paleomagnetic dates for two paleolithic sites in Spain.
  • O. Oms, J. Parés, A. Turq
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 12 September 2000
TLDR
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.
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