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(Español) Los análisis del sarro dental neandertal de la Sima de las Palomas siguen contribuyendo en importantes investigaciones sobre la Evolución Humana

(Español) La Sima de las Palomas y la sorprendente historia evolutiva de las bacterias de nuestra boca.

(Español) Ya está on line el artículo publicado en la revista Journal of Palaeolithic Archaeology con la confirmación de la antigüedad de la Cueva Negra del Estrecho del rio Quípar en Caravaca de la Cruz

Evidences about the origin of stone elements at Cueva Negra

Quartaer57bA recently published article (Quartär 60 (2013) : 7-28) shows the results of an study about the possible chert sources used by human ancestors that lived in “Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quipar” ca. 0,8 – 0,9 Ma.

Quartar is scientific magazine supported by the Hugo Obermaier Society for Ice Age and Stone Age Research”.


Winston Zack surveying the surrondings of Cueva Negra

The analysis has been taken at the “Lunar and Planetary Laboratory” of the Arizona University, in Tucson (USA). Trace-element fingerprints were analyzed by laser-ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (ICP-MS).

These elements sampled evidence that most of the chert comes from less than 1 km away, namely, from a conglomerate outcrop where chert nodules could be quarried readily. It also points to a fair likelihood that some recovered chert lithics had been brought from sources up to 30 km away from the cave.