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The Late Upper Palaeolithic Ocupation of the Moroccan Northeast Maghreb During the Late Glacial Maximum

Barton, R; Bouzouggar, A; Collcuttt, S; Gale, R; Higham, Thomas F. G.; Humphrey, L; Parfitt, S; Rhodes, Edward; Stringer, Chris; Malek, F

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New work at Kehf el Hammar Cave provides the first well-dated palaeoenvironmental sequence for the Late Upper Palaeolithic in this region of the northwest Maghreb. The archaeological layers are dated via a combination of AMS radiocarbon and luminescence dating methods. The sequence contains charcoal-rich occupation layers with faunal, human and lithic finds. Local vegetational patterns are reconstructed on the basis of preliminary analysis of the charcoal evidence. Using standard calibration...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBarton, R
dc.contributor.authorBouzouggar, A
dc.contributor.authorCollcuttt, S
dc.contributor.authorGale, R
dc.contributor.authorHigham, Thomas F. G.
dc.contributor.authorHumphrey, L
dc.contributor.authorParfitt, S
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Edward
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Chris
dc.contributor.authorMalek, F
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:55:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0263-0338
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/82396
dc.description.abstractNew work at Kehf el Hammar Cave provides the first well-dated palaeoenvironmental sequence for the Late Upper Palaeolithic in this region of the northwest Maghreb. The archaeological layers are dated via a combination of AMS radiocarbon and luminescence dating methods. The sequence contains charcoal-rich occupation layers with faunal, human and lithic finds. Local vegetational patterns are reconstructed on the basis of preliminary analysis of the charcoal evidence. Using standard calibration curves the AMS radiocarbon dates are compared with proxy evidence for climatic change from sea core records in the Alborán Sea. These appear to show that the Late Upper Palaeolithic occupation of the region coincides closely with Heinrich Event 1, a period marked by intense aridification and dating to ca. 16,700-17,250 calendar years ago.
dc.publisherPlenum Publishing Corporation
dc.sourceAfrican Archaeological Review
dc.subjectKeywords: Alborn Sea; AMS radiocarbon dating; Heinrich event 1; Ibromaurusien; Late Upper Palaeolithic; Luminescence dating; Maghreb
dc.titleThe Late Upper Palaeolithic Ocupation of the Moroccan Northeast Maghreb During the Late Glacial Maximum
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume22
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor210101 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub10652
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBarton, R, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationBouzouggar, A, Institut National des Sciences de l'Archeologie et du Patrimoine
local.contributor.affiliationCollcuttt, S, Oxford Archeological Associates Ltd
local.contributor.affiliationGale, R, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
local.contributor.affiliationHigham, Thomas F. G., University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationHumphrey, L, National History Museum
local.contributor.affiliationParfitt, S, University College London
local.contributor.affiliationRhodes, Edward, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationStringer, Chris, Natural History Museum
local.contributor.affiliationMalek, F, Laboratoire des Recherches d'Analyses Techniques et Scientifiques de la Gendarm
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage77
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage100
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s10437-005-4190-y
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T11:08:17Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-22144487354
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