An early Aurignacian arrival in southwestern Europe

  title={An early Aurignacian arrival in southwestern Europe},
  author={Miguel Cort{\'e}s-S{\'a}nchez and Francisco J Jim{\'e}nez-Espejo and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Sim{\'o}n-Vallejo and Chris B Stringer and Mar{\'i}a Carmen Lozano Francisco and Antonio Garc{\'i}a-Alix and Jos{\'e} L. Vera Pel{\'a}ez and Carlos P Odriozola and Jos{\'e} Antonio Riquelme-Cantal and Rub{\'e}n Parrilla Gir{\'a}ldez and Adolfo Maestro Gonz{\'a}lez and Naohiko Ohkouchi and Arturo Morales-Mu{\~n}iz},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
Westernmost Europe constitutes a key location in determining the timing of the replacement of Neanderthals by anatomically modern humans (AMHs). In this study, the replacement of late Mousterian industries by Aurignacian ones at the site of Bajondillo Cave (Málaga, southern Spain) is reported. On the basis of Bayesian analyses, a total of 26 radiocarbon dates, including 17 new ones, show that replacement at Bajondillo took place in the millennia centring on ~45–43 calibrated thousand years… CONTINUE READING

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