CRC lecture by María De Andrés-Herrero (University of Alcalá)

CRC-Lecture

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Date(s) - 18/01/2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Last Neanderthals and First Anatomically Modern Humans in Central Iberia

by María De Andrés-Herrero,
University of Alcalá

Late disappearances of Neanderthals and early arrivals of the first Anatomically Modern Humans are one of the most debated topics in the Prehistory. Central Iberia plays a key role in this issue, where some sites are showing evidences of late Neanderthal survival. Recent radiocarbon and luminescence dating placed the Late Middle Palaeolithic in Central Iberia between 45 and 41 Ka cal BP. In addition, the dispersal of Anatomically Modern Humans in this area was apparently retarded for a long period of time. The earliest Upper Paleolithic assemblages currently known are attributed to the Late Gravettian (ca. 26 Ka cal BP) and the Solutrean. The missing Aurignacian in Central Iberia indicates an occupation gap of several thousand years in Central Iberia. In this talk we will try to discover the reasons behind this gap.

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