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Chrono-stratigraphy of the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sequence in Cova Gran (south-eastern Pre-Pyrenees, Iberian Peninsula)

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  • R. Mora,

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    1. Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistoria (CEPAP), Facultat de Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    2. Program ICREA-Academia
    • Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistoria (CEPAP), Facultat de Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.
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  • A. Benito-Calvo,

    1. Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Burgos, Spain
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  • J. Martínez-Moreno,

    1. Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistoria (CEPAP), Facultat de Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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  • P. González Marcen,

    1. Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistoria (CEPAP), Facultat de Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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  • I. De La Torre

    1. Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, UK
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Abstract

The Cova Gran de Santa Linya (Lleida, Spain) is a recently discovered site, with a broad chrono-cultural sequence that contains archaeological levels dating to the Middle Palaeolithic, Early Upper Palaeolithic, Late Upper Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. We present the chronometric and stratigraphic context of these occupations, which were dated using 14C accelerator mass spectrometry and thermoluminescence. The sequence provides important indicators that aid in the reconstruction of the history of human occupation on the southern slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees over the past 50,000 years. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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