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Combustion at the late Early Pleistocene site of Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Murcia, Spain)

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Control of fire was a hallmark of developing human cognition and an essential technology for the colonisation of cooler latitudes. In Europe, the earliest evidence comes from recent work at the site of Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar in south-eastern Spain. Charred and calcined bone and thermally altered chert were recovered from a deep, 0.8-million-year-old sedimentary deposit. A combination of analyses indicated that these had been heated to 400–600°C, compatible with burning. Inspe...

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10.15184/aqy.2016.91

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Antiquity More from this journal
Volume:
90
Issue:
351
Pages:
571-589
Publication date:
2016-05-17
Acceptance date:
2015-08-06
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EISSN:
1745-1744
ISSN:
0003-598X
Language:
English
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uuid:9c277674-167f-4d98-8bef-232a3f1d87ce
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642651
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2017-06-16

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