Franchthi Cave (Pleistocene to of Greece)

Where: Argolida, Greece (37.4° N, 23.1° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 23.1° E)

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene to Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: charcoalification, anthropogenic

Collection methods: surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: M. C. Stiner and N. D. Munro. 2011. On the evolution of diet and landscape during the Upper Paleolithic through Mesolithic at Franchthi Cave (Peloponnese, Greece). Journal of Human Evolution 60:618-636 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 182709: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 22.11.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• This collection refers to the trench H1B
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger conger Linnaeus 1758 European conger
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo hermanni" = Chersine hermanni
"Testudo hermanni" = Chersine hermanni Gmelin 1789 Hermann's tortoise
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 European pond turtle
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Alectoris sp. Kaup 1829 partridge
 Ornithurae -
Falconiformes indet. Sharpe 1874 raptor
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columba livia Gmelin 1789 rock pigeon
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Otidiformes - Otididae
Otis tarda Linnaeus 1758 great bustard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Glires -
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus europaeus Pallas 1778 European hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus 1758 red fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx lynx Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian lynx
Felis silvestris Schreber 1777 wildcat
 Ungulata -
Ungulata indet. eutherian
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bos primigenius Bojanus 1827 ox
Capra sp. Linnaeus 1758 goat
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
 Theriiformes -
Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus 1758 hedgehog