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Dealul Guran: evidence for Lower Palaeolithic (MIS 11) occupation of the Lower Danube loess steppe

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Radu Iovita
Affiliation:
MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution, RGZM, Schloss Monrepos, D-56567, Neuwied, Germany Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig, D-04103, Germany
Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons
Affiliation:
Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig, D-04103, Germany
Adrian Dobos
Affiliation:
Department of Palaeolithic Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology “Vasile Parvan” of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, 11 Henri Coanda Street, Sector 1, Bucharest 010667, Romania
Ulrich Hambach
Affiliation:
Chair of Geomorphology, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstraße 30, Bayreuth, D-95440, Germany
Alexandra Hilgers
Affiliation:
Institute for Geography, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Cologne, D-50923, Germany
Anja Zander
Affiliation:
Institute for Geography, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Cologne, D-50923, Germany

Extract

Owing to a thick blanket of loess and other later geological disruptions, the earliest hominins to reach Europe are hard to find. To a handful of possible sites, our authors add a new assemblage of lithics with a clear local context and corroborated OSL ages. Ancient humans were present in what is now Romania between 300 000 and 400 000 years ago.

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Copyright © Antiquity Publications Ltd. 2012

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