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New age estimates for the Palaeolithic assemblages and Pleistocene succession of Casablanca, Morocco

Rhodes, Edward; Singarayer, J S; Raynal, Jean-Paul; Westaway, K E; Sbihi-Alaoui, Fatima-Zohra


Marine and aeolian Quaternary sediments from Casablanca, Morocco were dated using the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal of quartz grains. These sediments form part of an extensive succession spanning the Pleistocene, and contain a rich faunal and archaeological record, including an Acheulian lithic assemblage from before the Brunhes-Matayama boundary, and a Homo erectus jaw from younger cave deposits. Sediment samples from the sites of Reddad Ben Ali, Oulad J'mel, Sidi Abderhamane...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.09.010


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