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Tito Bustillo Cave (Asturias, Spain) and the Magdalenian of Cantabria
J. A. Moure-Romanillo and M. Cano-Herrera
Vol. 10, No. 3, Caves (Feb., 1979), pp. 280-289
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/124321
Page Count: 10
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Meticulous new horizontal excavations in the original entrance of the painted cave of Tito Bustillo (Ribadesella, Asturias) have revealed a genuine, intact Upper Magdalenian living floor. It is rich in food remains, hearths, manufacturing debris, stone and antler tools, and mobile art works. A series of six radiocarbon dates shows this occupation to be remarkably early for one with an industry including classic antler harpoons (c. 13-14, 500 B.P.). Since preliminary soundings led earlier investigators to conclude, on the basis of lithic industry and one C14 date, that this was a Lower Magdalenian occupation, the nature of the supposed distinctions among Magdalenian phases is clearly called into question.
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