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Ancient humans in „Romania” between 300.000 and 400.000 years ago
Dealul Guran, Constanta County, Romania, Europe Ancient humans were present in what is now Romania between 300.000 and 400.000 years ago. The oldest dated Palaeolithic site in Romania and one of the most secure Lower Palaeolithic contexts in eastern Europe. Dealul Guran: evidence for Lower Palaeolithic (MIS 11) occupation of the Lower Danube loess steppe Owing to a thick blanket of loess and other later geological disruptions, the earliest hominins to reach Europe are hard to ?nd.To a handful of possible sites, our authors add a new assemblage of lithics with a clear local context and corroborated OSL ages. Ancient humans were present in what is now Romania between 300.000 and 400.000 years ago. Loess deposition in the middle and lower Danube basin of eastern Europe started more than one million years ago, providing potentially long and complete terrestrial palaeoenvironmental records (Markovi´c et al . 2008). The widespread loess deposition across eastern Europe leads to the likelihood that the Lower Palaeolithic (LP) of the region is deeply buried and largely inaccessible, despite isolated ?nds (Ranov 1995). The loess cover,however, is not always uniform, particularly in the upper parts of valley slopes where underlying karsti?ed limestone can be exposed at the surface. Positions in the landscape such as these are particularly well suited for archaeological exploration, and form the focus of this study.Further compounding the problem of deep burial is the perceived lack of distinguishing features of the simple core-and-?ake or Mode 1 (sensu Clark 1969) lithic technology found at those few securely dated LP sites in eastern Europe. We report here on the discovery and subsequent excavation and dating of the site of Dealul Guran (county Constanta, Romania, pronounced DAlu GuRAN). This site was discovered during a systematic survey project (Lower Danube Survey for Palaeolithic Sites[LoDanS], http://lodans.wordpress.com/), and is currently. We report here on the discovery and subsequent excavation and dating of the site of Dealul Guran (county Constant¸a, Romania, pronounced DAlu GuRAN). This site wasdiscovered during a systematic survey project (Lower Danube Survey for Palaeolithic Sites[LoDanS], http://lodans.wordpress.com/), and is currently the oldest dated Palaeolithic sitein Romania and one of the most secure LP contexts in eastern Europe. Source: The Lower Danube Survey (LoDanS) Paleolithic Project is an international research project aimed at identifying the extent of the Paleolithic occupation of the region, with a particular emphasis on colonization events. We are particularly interested in a multidisciplinary approach which emphasizes archaeological survey based on paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions and supported by associated geological projects. The project is funded by the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, and is undertaken in cooperation with the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz, Germany, and the Institute of Archaeology «Vasile Pârvan» of the Romanian Academy of Science. For further information, please visit the other pages as well as our blog. http://lodans.wordpress.com/about/ References: http://www.academia.edu/1827265/Dealul_Guran_evidence_for_Lower_Paleolithic_MIS_11_occupation_of_the_Lower_Danube_loess_stepp
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