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Current issues in late Middle Palaeolithic chronology: New assessments from Northern Iberia

Maroto, J.; Vaquero, Manuel; Arrizabalaga, Alvaro; Baena, Javier; Baquedano, Enrique; Jorda, Jesus; Julia, R.; Montes, Ramon; van der Plicht, Johannes; Rasines, Pedro; Wood, Rachel


The Iberian Peninsula plays a central role in the current debates on the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition and the Neanderthal extinction. This is largely due to the chronological data which some authors have suggested show a clear divide between Northern Iberia, where the Upper Palaeolithic appeared as early as 36.5 ka14C BP, and Southern Iberia, where the Middle Palaeolithic survived until ca. 32-30 ka14C BP or later. The best example of this view is the Ebro Frontier hypothesis. However,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.07.007


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