Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Archaeological site(s) found in 1899 and located in the Sierra de Atapuerca, a few miles east of Burgos in north central Spain. Excavated intensely since 1984, one site, the Sima de los Huesos (Pit of Bones),has yielded remains of at least 33 individuals assigned provisionally to archaic Homo group status, and dates to about 300kya; a second occupation cave site a few hundred meters away, the Gran Dolina, has produced pre-Acheulean tools and the remains of at least four individuals, and dates to about 800kya. Aka Cuerva Mayor, Galeréa.

See Juan Luis Arsuaga.

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