Jarama VI

Created at 8.12.2016


Previous geochronological and archaeological studies at the rock shelter of Jarama VI suggested a late survival of Neanderthals in central Iberia and the presence of lithic assemblages of Early Upper Paleolithic affinity. We revisited the site in cooperation with Jesús Jorda Pardo and colleagues in order to provide new data on site formation and check the cultural attributions and chronological estimates. Radiocarbon and luminescence dating strongly suggests that the site was occupied by Neandernthals not later than between 50 and 60 ka. Our reappraisal of the stone industry let us conlcude that the whole sequence is of Mousterian affinity.

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