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El Castillo (Cantabria, northern Iberia) and the Transitional Aurignacian: Using radiocarbon dating to assess site taphonomy

Wood, Rachel; Bernaldo de Quirós, Federico; Maíllo-Fernández, José-Manuel; Tejero, José-Miguel; Neira, Ana; Higham, Thomas


The majority of archaeological remains found at El Castillo in northern Iberia were excavated between 1910 and 1914 by Hugo Obermaier. Since the 1980s El Castillo has been studied through a detailed analysis of Obermaier’s original excavation notes, the cleaning and study of the extant section, and the excavation of material in the shelter entrance. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the modern (1980s onwards) excavation suggested that unit 18, corresponding to Aurignacian Delta of the 1910s...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-04-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.03.005
Access Rights: Open Access


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