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CONTEXTE PALÉOENVIRONNEMENTAL ET CHRONOLOGIQUE DES OCCUPATIONS NÉANDERTALIENNES DE LA GROTTE DES RAMANDILS (PORT-LA-NOUVELLE, AUDE, FRANCE) : APPORT DES RESTES DE GRANDS MAMMIFÈRES

Abstract : . The Ramandils Cave has yielded abundant Mousterian lithic industries, hominin teeth and faunal remains (ungulates, carnivores, lagomorphs, microvertebrates and malacofauna), revealing a large species diversity in a coastal environmental context. Studies of large mammals, coupled with recent palynological analyses of coprolites, allow attribution of the whole of the deposits to the beginning of the Late Pleistocene and more precisely to marine oxygen isotope stage (MIS) 5, in agreement with the available radiometric dating. The study of these assemblages, especially for the richer stratigraphic units, III and II, suggests various continental environments related to a temperate climate influenced by a Mediterranean coastal context. Fluctuations are perceptible throughout the sequence, as indicated by variations in species and pollen abundance, both taxonomically and quantitatively, with a general trend of opening landscapes in the upper levels. Large mammals from Ramandils Cave, corresponding to a post-Eemian fauna, represent different Neanderthal occupations phases and give an insight into palaeobiodiversity on the northwestern Mediterranean territory during the Late Pleistocene.
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Lucile Rusch, Nicolas Boulbes, Anne-Sophie Lartigot-Campin, Véronique Pois, Agnès Testu, et al.. CONTEXTE PALÉOENVIRONNEMENTAL ET CHRONOLOGIQUE DES OCCUPATIONS NÉANDERTALIENNES DE LA GROTTE DES RAMANDILS (PORT-LA-NOUVELLE, AUDE, FRANCE) : APPORT DES RESTES DE GRANDS MAMMIFÈRES. Quaternaire, AFEQ-CNF INQUA, 2019, ⟨10.4000/quaternaire.11717⟩. ⟨hal-02366274⟩

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