The Early Acheulean technology of Barranc de la Boella (Catalonia, Spain)

@article{Mosquera2016TheEA,
  title={The Early Acheulean technology of Barranc de la Boella (Catalonia, Spain)},
  author={Marina Mosquera and Andreu Oll{\'e} and Palmira Saladi{\'e} and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Rosa Huguet and Antonio Rosas and Juan Jos{\'e} Villala{\'i}n and {\'A}ngel Carrancho and Didier L. Bourl{\`e}s and R{\'e}gis Braucher and Antonio Pineda and Josep Vallverd{\'u}},
  journal={Quaternary International},
  year={2016},
  volume={393},
  pages={95-111}
}
Abstract Since 2007, excavations at Barranc de la Boella (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain) have revealed three localities with rich archaeo-paleontological assemblages: La Mina, El Forn and Pit 1. Palaeontology, palaeomagnetism and cosmogenic analyses have dated these localities to close to 1 Ma. The presence of Mammuthus meridionalis, Hippopotamus antiquus, Stephanorhinus cf. hundsheimensis, Mimomys savini and Victoriamys chalinei stand out in the sample of macro and micro-mammals. The lithic… Expand
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