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dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Davinia
dc.contributor.authorFalgueres, Christophe
dc.contributor.authorPerez-Gonzalez, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorDuval, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorVoinchet, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorBenito-Calvo, Alfonso
dc.contributor.authorIsabel Ortega, Ana
dc.contributor.authorBahain, Jean-Jacques
dc.contributor.authorSala, Robert
dc.contributor.authorCarbonell, Eudald
dc.contributor.authorMaria Bermudez de Castro, Jose
dc.contributor.authorLuis Arsuaga, Juan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T01:21:31Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T01:21:31Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1871-1014
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.quageo.2012.04.018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340135
dc.description.abstractThe Sierra de Atapuerca (Northern Spain) is characterized by a well-developed karst system where several major archaeological sites have been discovered, attesting an almost continuous hominin occupation of the area during the whole Pleistocene period. Previous geomorphological studies showed a connection between genesis of the karst system and the evolution of the nearby Arlanzón river Valley. However, numerical dating results were missing to refine the chronostratigraphical framework of the Arlanzón valley's fluvial incision. To address this, we applied the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating method to sedimentary optically bleached quartz grains from several fluvial terraces. Nine samples were collected from five of the 14 identified terraces. The ESR age results are stratigraphically coherent and in general agreement with both previous geomorphological observations and available palaeomagnetic data. Consequently, an ESR chronology of the geological evolution of the Arlanzón valley is proposed, which can be then correlated to the sedimentary sequence of the palaeoanthropological site of Atapuerca Gran Dolina. Our results provide important information about the chronology of hominid occupation in this area during Early and Middle Pleistocene.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom418
dc.relation.ispartofpageto423
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQuaternary Geochronology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeochronology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeochemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0406
dc.titleESR chronology of alluvial deposits in the Arlanzon valley (Atapuerca, Spain): Contemporaneity with Atapuerca Gran Dolina site
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDuval, Mathieu


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