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Approximate age:118,000 years old=average of minimum (0.109 Ma) and maximum (0.127 Ma)

Date based on: Thermoluminescence dating of burned artifacts See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Mercier, N., Valladas, H., Froget, L., Joron, J. L., Vermeersch, P. M., Van Peer, P., et al. (1999). Thermoluminescence dating of a middle palaeolithic occupation at Sodmein Cave, Red Sea Mountains (Egypt). Journal of Archaeological Science, 26(11), 1339-1345.

Hominids:       

Archaeology:Middle Stone Age (MSA)/Mousterian  Late Stone Age (LSA)/Upper Paleolithic    

Important specimens: MSA hearths, early difinitive fire

Notes: The date here can be interpreted along with radiocarbon on overlying charcoals to >45k years old.

Location: Red Sea Mountains, Egypt
Map location/coordinates reference: Mercier, N., Valladas, H., Froget, L., Joron, J. L., Vermeersch, P. M., Van Peer, P., et al. (1999). Thermoluminescence dating of a middle palaeolithic occupation at Sodmein Cave, Red Sea Mountains (Egypt). Journal of Archaeological Science, 26(11), 1339-1345.

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