Excavating in breccia: new methods developed at the Benz´u rockshelter

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dc.contributor.author Domínguez-Bella, Salvador
dc.contributor.author Ramos Muñoz, José
dc.contributor.author Bernal Casasola, Darío
dc.contributor.author Vijande Vila, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Cantillo Duarte, Juan Jesús
dc.contributor.author Cabral, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Manuela, Pérez
dc.contributor.author Barrena Tocino, Antonio
dc.contributor.other Historia, Geografía y Filosofía en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-27T09:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-27T09:33:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.issn 0003-598X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10498/17299
dc.description.abstract Excavators examining breccia deposits are faced with the prospect of extracting finds from a material akin to concrete. Nevertheless such deposits are sometimes the only witness of early Palaeolithic occupation. Our inventive authors put aside the hammers, acids and explosives of earlier days, and used quarry techniques to cut the breccia into small blocks, which they then freed from their finds in the laboratory, using tools developed in palaeontology. As a result, they gathered a huge harvest of stone tools, bones and shells. It all goes to show that archaeological excavation is an exercise of infinite variety: to every problem, its solution; to every terrain, its method. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Antiquity Publications en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Antiquity 86 (2012): 1167–1178 en_US
dc.subject North Africa en_US
dc.subject Ceuta en_US
dc.subject Benz´u rockshelter en_US
dc.subject Palaeolithic en_US
dc.subject excavation method en_US
dc.subject breccia en_US
dc.title Excavating in breccia: new methods developed at the Benz´u rockshelter en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/086/ant0861167.htm
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