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New Neandertal remains from Cova Negra (Valencia, Spain)

dc.contributor.authorArsuaga, Juan Luis
dc.contributor.authorVillaverde Bonilla, Valentín
dc.contributor.authorQuam, R.
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Mendizábal, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorCarretero, José Miguel
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo Merino, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorGracia Téllez, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-20T10:47:00Z
dc.date.available2023-06-20T10:47:00Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.description.abstractNew Neandertal fossils from the Mousterian site of Cova Negra in the Valencia region of Spain are described, and a comprehensive study of the entire human fossil sample is provided. The new specimens significantly augment the sample of human remains from this site and make Cova Negra one of the richest human paleontological sites on the Iberian Peninsula. The new specimens include cranial and postcranial elements from immature individuals and provide an opportunity to study the ontogenetic appearance of adult Neandertal characteristics in this Pleistocene population. Children younger than 10 years of age constitute four of the seven minimum number of individuals in the sample, and this relative abundance of children at Cova Negra is similar that in to other Neandertal sites in Europe and southwest Asia. The recognition of diagnostic Neandertal features in several of the specimens, as well as their western European context and late Pleistocene age, suggests that all the human remains from Cova Negra represent Neandertals. The archaeological evidence from Cova Negra indicates sporadic, short-term occupations of the site, suggesting a high degree of mobility among Neandertals.
dc.description.departmentDepto. de Geodinámica, Estratigrafía y Paleontología
dc.description.facultyFac. de Ciencias Geológicas
dc.description.refereedTRUE
dc.description.statuspub
dc.eprint.idhttps://eprints.ucm.es/id/eprint/26868
dc.identifier.issn0047-2484
dc.identifier.officialurlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-human-evolution/
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14352/51214
dc.journal.titleJournal of Human Evolution
dc.language.isoeng
dc.page.final58
dc.page.initial31
dc.publisherElsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam
dc.rights.accessRightsopen access
dc.subject.cdu569.89(460)
dc.subject.keywordCova Negra
dc.subject.keywordNeandertal
dc.subject.keywordCranial remains
dc.subject.keywordTeeth
dc.subject.keywordPostcranial remains
dc.subject.keywordOntogeny
dc.subject.keywordUpper Pleistocene
dc.subject.keywordMousterian
dc.subject.keywordSpain
dc.subject.ucmPaleontología
dc.subject.unesco2416 Paleontología
dc.titleNew Neandertal remains from Cova Negra (Valencia, Spain)
dc.typejournal article
dc.volume.number52
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