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Brugal, J.-P., Giuliani , C., Fosse, P., Fourvel, J.-B., Magniez, P., Pelletier, M., & Uzunidis, A. (2021). PRELIMINARY DATA ON THE MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE SITE OF LUNEL-VIEL I (HÉRAULT, FRANCE). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 34(1), 75–88.

Preliminary data on the Middle Pleistocene site of Lunel Viel I (Hérault, France)

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Author: Brugal, Jean-Philip1; Giuliani, Carla1; Fosse, Philippe1;
Organizations: 1Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, Minist. Culture, UMR 7269 LAMPEA, Aix-en-Provence, France
2Archeology, History, Culture and Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Italian Association for Quaternary studies, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-03-25


The archeo-paleontological site of Mas des Caves at Lunel-Viel (Hérault), in Southeastern France, is an important site, well-known for its diversified vertebrate remains dated to the second half of the Middle Pleistocene. Following a brief presentation of the historical context, preliminary data, collected through new research, are discussed, focusing on the general fossil distribution and new analyses of leporids, carnivores, rhinocerotids and cervids to better define their taxonomy, paleoecology and biochronology.

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Series: Alpine and Mediterranean quaternary
ISSN: 2279-7327
ISSN-E: 2279-7335
ISSN-L: 2279-7327
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Pages: 75 - 88
DOI: 10.26382/AMQ.2021.08
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
615 History and archaeology
Funding: MP received funding through an A*MIDEX grant (No. ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02) from the French Government program ‘Investissements d’avenir’.
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