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Environment and climate during MIS 7 and their implications for the late Middle Pleistocene hominins: The contribution of Mollet cave, Serinyà, Girona, northeastern Iberian Peninsula

Marine Isotope Stage 7 (MIS 7) is an interglacial that has not been a major topic of scientific interest, yet is interesting because it contains five warm and cold phases (MIS 7e-a) within a brief period of time (ca. 246-186 ka). In this context, there are several sites that contain Middle Pleistocene human remains in Europe, including Mollet cave, the subject of this study. Analyses of the small vertebrates from this cave, together with the numerical dating (ca. 215 ka), established the environmental and climatic conditions in which the hominins who frequented the cave lived. The results obtained situate the Middle Pleistocene hominins of Mollet cave in the MIS 7c substage, indicating that the occupation by humans took place in a transitional phase from a warm to a cold stage with forest development

This paper is part of projects CGL2012-38358 and SGR2009-324. This paper was partially financed by the ministerial projects HAR2010-22013, BOS2003-8938, CGL2006-13532-C03-01, CGL2006-4548/BTE, and the Catalan Ministry of Culture. J.M. Lopez-Garcia is beneficiary of a Beatriu de Pinos postdoctoral fellowship (2011 BP-A00272) from Generalitat de Catalunya, a grant co-funded by the European Union through the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th Framework Program for R + D

© Quaternary International, 2014, vol. 337, p. 4-10

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Author: López-García, Juan Manuel
Blain, Hugues Alexandre
Julià, Ramon
Maroto, Julià
Date: 2014
Abstract: Marine Isotope Stage 7 (MIS 7) is an interglacial that has not been a major topic of scientific interest, yet is interesting because it contains five warm and cold phases (MIS 7e-a) within a brief period of time (ca. 246-186 ka). In this context, there are several sites that contain Middle Pleistocene human remains in Europe, including Mollet cave, the subject of this study. Analyses of the small vertebrates from this cave, together with the numerical dating (ca. 215 ka), established the environmental and climatic conditions in which the hominins who frequented the cave lived. The results obtained situate the Middle Pleistocene hominins of Mollet cave in the MIS 7c substage, indicating that the occupation by humans took place in a transitional phase from a warm to a cold stage with forest development
This paper is part of projects CGL2012-38358 and SGR2009-324. This paper was partially financed by the ministerial projects HAR2010-22013, BOS2003-8938, CGL2006-13532-C03-01, CGL2006-4548/BTE, and the Catalan Ministry of Culture. J.M. Lopez-Garcia is beneficiary of a Beatriu de Pinos postdoctoral fellowship (2011 BP-A00272) from Generalitat de Catalunya, a grant co-funded by the European Union through the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th Framework Program for R + D
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ISSN: 1040-6182
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/11751
Language: eng
Publisher: Elsevier
Collection: MICINN/PN 2011-2013/HAR2010-22013
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.12.025
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Is part of: © Quaternary International, 2014, vol. 337, p. 4-10
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Subject: Cova d’en Mollet (Serinyà, Catalunya : Jaciment arqueològic)
Cova d’en Mollet (Serinyà, Catalonia : Archaeological site)
Paleoclimatologia -- Plistocè
Paleoclimatology -- Pleistocene
Paleoecologia -- Plistocè
Paleoecology -- Pleistocene
Title: Environment and climate during MIS 7 and their implications for the late Middle Pleistocene hominins: The contribution of Mollet cave, Serinyà, Girona, northeastern Iberian Peninsula
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