miércoles, 15 de abril de 2015

Archaeologists return to Cova Gran rock shelter



In 2015, a team of archaeologists and students will be returning to the site of Cova Gran de Santa Linya, a rock shelter located at the seam between the first range of the southern Pyrenees and the Ebro Basin in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. They plan to recover and investigate evidence they hope will shed light on Early Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherer adaptations in this mountainous region.
 
The cave has been found to yield a rich stratigraphic sequence of human occupation, including animal bones, lithic stone tool artifacts and hearths, dating back to at least 50,000 years ago with additional evidence of human occupation continuing through the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Led by Professor Rafael Mora and Dr. Jorge Martinez-Moreno of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, investigations will focus on questions surrounding the adaptations of Neanderthal and Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) in the area.[...] popular-archaeology.com