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Approximate age:50,000 years old=average of minimum (0.03 Ma) and maximum (0.07 Ma)

Date based on: See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference:

Hominids: Homo neanderthalensis       

Archaeology:Middle Stone Age (MSA)/Mousterian      

Important specimens:

Notes: "The site of La Quina, southwest France (Fig. 1a), is one of the most famous European Palaeolithic sites. Discovered at the end of the 19th century, this rock shelter was investigated during four main excavation periods (1905–1936; 1953–1972; 1985–1994; 1994–1998) by L. Henri-Martin, his daughter G. Henri-Martin, a team led by A. Debénath and A. Jelinek, and V. Dujardin, respectively. The deposits extend over more than 300 m along the foot of a limestone cliff flanking the left bank of the Voultron River (Fig. 1b). The site is composed of two main loci: Station Amont and Station Aval. Ten trenches (A–P) perpendicular to the cliff were excavated by L. Henri-Martin at Station Amont, while three (X–Z) were excavated at Station Aval. Excavations conducted at Station Aval uncovered deposits containing Châtelperronian and Aurignacian industries. Six metres of Mousterian deposits were excavated at Station Amont." from Verna, C., & d'Errico, F. The earliest evidence for the use of human bone as a tool. Journal of Human Evolution COORDINATES FROM NESPOS

Location: Dordogne Valley, France
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Key references:   Verna, C., & d'Errico, F. The earliest evidence for the use of human bone as a tool. Journal of Human Evolution. presents precise geographic locations and current best date estimates for late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene sites with human ancestor (hominin) fossils and archaeology. Several interactive visual interfaces allow users to generate maps and tables that relate localities, fossils, tools, and evolutioanry events with geography and time. The data content is dynamic and is updated daily, as are new interface features. This site started as a course syllabus for Anthropology 3101: Human Evolution 2 at California State University, East Bay, and grew with each quarter it was used. Now has over 200 sites and hundreds of bibliographic citations. Check back often for updates. human evolution database paleoanthropology biological anthropology database physical anthropology human origins coordinates site locations location latitude longitude age Pleistocene database Quaternary database Pliocene Holocene evolutionary history site database geochronology hominin hominidae hominid hominini acheulean oldowan middle stone age mousterian paleolithic late stone age neolithic hominin database hominin DB hominin darabase hominin dayabase hominin datavase hominid darabase hominid dayabase hominid datavase hominid database hominid fossil database human origins database hominin database hominin fossil database hominid skull human ancestor database fossil human ancestors best paleoanthropology site best paleoanthropology database best hominin database best hominid database hominin site database hominid site database coordinates map hominid site map hominin site map paleoanthropology site coordinates human evolution database human origins database fossil record database