Record number :
2282372
Title of article :
The Mendieta site (Sopelana, Biscay province, northern Spain): Palaeoenvironment and formation processes of a Lower Palaeolithic open-air archaeological deposit
Author/Authors :
Rيos، نويسنده , , Joseba and Iriarte، نويسنده , , Eneko and Garate، نويسنده , , Diego and Cearreta، نويسنده , , Alejandro and Iriarte، نويسنده , , Maria Jose، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
Pages :
10
From page :
453
To page :
462
Abstract :
A rescue archaeological excavation on the Mendieta area (Sopelana, Biscay province) has shown the presence of lithic industry within an original stratigraphic context of possible Lower Palaeolithic age. The materials containing the lithic industry exhibit stratigraphic and sedimentary features derived from fluvio-alluvial and pedogenic processes. The formation procedures of this open-air site took place under warm and humid palaeoenvironmental climatic conditions, as has been partially confirmed by palynological data. This geoarchaeological characterization supplies important information in order to understand the genesis and location of the scarce open-air archaeological sites of the Lower Palaeolithic age present in the Cantabrian region.
Keywords :
P , pedogenesis , Palynology , Sedimentology , LOWER PALAEOLITHIC , Palaeosoil , Geo-archaeology , North Spain , sédimentologie , palynologie , Géoarchéologie , Pédogenèse , Fluvio-alluvial (material) , Open-air site , Biscay , Paléosol , Fluvio-alluvial (matériau) , Gisement en plein air
Journal title :
Comptes Rendus Palevol
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