Geo-archaeological researches on tilted floodplain sediments, near the Castagnone hamlet (Northern Monferrato Hills, Piedmont, NW Italy), have brought to light some dozens of stone artefacts from a main alluvial unit. The same unit, by own fossil contents of Early Biharian vole teeth, allowed for restrictive biochronological calibrations. The arvicolid fauna indeed constrains a normal paleomagnetic signal, as recorded from the embedding unit, into the Jaramillo Subchron zone. Physical and technical conditions displayed by the reported sample of flaked artefacts support also a human Early Pleistocene dispersal in Southernmost Europe, about 1.100.000 years ago.

Lithic Artefacts from the Castagnone Alluvial Succession (Northern Monferrato Hills, Piedmont, NW-Italy): a Geo-Archaeological Issue about the Early Human Peopling of Europe

MOTTURA, Alberto;SIORI, Maria Stella;
2005-01-01

Abstract

Geo-archaeological researches on tilted floodplain sediments, near the Castagnone hamlet (Northern Monferrato Hills, Piedmont, NW Italy), have brought to light some dozens of stone artefacts from a main alluvial unit. The same unit, by own fossil contents of Early Biharian vole teeth, allowed for restrictive biochronological calibrations. The arvicolid fauna indeed constrains a normal paleomagnetic signal, as recorded from the embedding unit, into the Jaramillo Subchron zone. Physical and technical conditions displayed by the reported sample of flaked artefacts support also a human Early Pleistocene dispersal in Southernmost Europe, about 1.100.000 years ago.
Geoarqueología Y Patrimonio en la Peninsula Iberica y el entorno mediterráneo
ADEMA
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Stone artefacts; Early human dispersals; Arvicolid Rodents; Jaramillo Subchron
Mottura A.; Giraudi C.; Sala B.; Siori M.S.; Bormioli D.
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