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Isturitz: An important Paleolithic site in the Pyrénées

  From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository The Caves of Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua (Fig. 1) are part of a karstic ensemble, known as the The Gaztelu hill.  This ensemble is located in the Arbéroue Valley in the Department … Continue reading

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500 k.a. of human settlement of the Atlantic façade of Iberia

  This is one of the many non dated handaxes made from quartzite, found in the Tagus valley in Portugal.  Although the Lower Paleolithic occupation of the Iberia peninsula is now well documented in several contexts, particularly by the archeological findings of the Sierra … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Iberian Mousterian

This is a convergent and small ( 3,5 cm long) scraper from the Jarama VI site in Central Spain and the first Iberian Middle Paleolithic lithic artefact displayed within the blog. Unfortunately, the wealth of Middle Paleolithic sites in Iberia … Continue reading

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