The karst site of Las Palomas (Guadalteba County, Málaga, Spain): A preliminary study of its MiddleeLate Pleistocene archaeopaleontological record
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Author/sMedianero-Soto, Francisco Javier; Ramos Muñoz, José; Palmqvist, P; Weniger, Gerd-Christian; Riquelme-Cantal, José Antonio; Espejo-Herrerías, María del Mar; Cantalejo-Duarte, Pedro; Aranda, A; Pérez-Claros, José Antonio; Figueirido, B; Espigares, P; Ros-Montoya, S; Torregosa, V; Lindstädter, Jörg; Cabello, Lidia; Becerra, Serafín; Ledesma, P; Mevdev, I; Castro, A; Romero, M; Martínez-Navarro, B
DepartmentHistoria, Geografía y Filosofía
SourceQuaternary International Nº 243 (2011) pp 127-136
Cleaning works in the cave of Las Palomas in Teba (Málaga, Spain), developed by the Guadalteba Consortium, have provided a number of lithic tools and knapping products that may be ascribed to the Mode III technotypological tradition as well as remains of a number of large mammal species typical of MiddleeLate Pleistocene times. Topographic measurements help to place this ancient cave within a karst landform. This discovery opens up new perspectives in the research on the Neanderthal groups that inhabited the valleys of Guadalteba and Turón rivers in the middle basin of the Guadalhorce River, and thus in the southern region of the Iberian Peninsula.