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Tephro-stratigraphy and the age of ancient Southern Italian Acheulean settlements: the sites of Loreto and Notarchirico (Venosa, Basilicata, Italy)

Abstract : The stratigraphic and chronological positions of the Palaeolithic sites of Loreto and Notarchirico have been revised by adopting a litho-tephro-stratigraphic approach applied to the deposits of the Venosa basin, relating them to the evolution of volcanic eruptions of Mount Vulture. The Notarchirico tephra, dated to around 640 ka, is a geological marker of paramount importance in the study of ancient Southern Italia settlements and identifies the assemblage from level F at Notarchirico as one of the oldest Acheulean in Europe.
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David Lefevre, Jean-Paul Raynal, Gérard Vernet, Guy Kieffer, Marcello Piperno. Tephro-stratigraphy and the age of ancient Southern Italian Acheulean settlements: the sites of Loreto and Notarchirico (Venosa, Basilicata, Italy). Quaternary International, Elsevier, 2010, 223-224, pp.360-368. ⟨10.1016/j.quaint.2010.02.020⟩. ⟨halshs-00470281⟩

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