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Hominid Cave at Thomas Quarry I (Casablanca, Morocco): Recent findings and their context

Raynal, Jean-Paul; Sbihi-Alaoui, Fatima-Zohra; Mohib, Abderrahim; El Graoui, Mosshine; Lefèvre, David; Texier, Jean-Pierre; Geraads, Denis; Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Smith, Tanya; Tafforeau, Paul; Zouak, Mehdi; Grun, Rainer; Rhodes, Edward; Eggins, Stephen; Daujeard, Camille; Fernandes, Paul; Gallotti, Rosalia; Hossini, Saïda; Queffelec, Alain


The Thomas Quarry I locality was made famous in 1969 with the discovery of a human half-mandible in a cave. In 1985, further investigations revealed the presence of a Lower Acheulean assemblage in lower units of the section. From 1988 onwards, modern controlled excavations took place within the framework of the Franco-Moroccan co-operative project " Casablanca" Acheulean artefacts, a rich mammalian fauna and four hominid teeth have been excavated from the cave. The faunal set indicates an open...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.03.011


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