Haua Fteah (Pleistocene to of Libya)

Also known as ETE Locality 703, Haua Fteah,

Where: Libya (32.9° N, 22.2° E: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 22.1° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene to Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: max age determined from the oxygen isotope composition of marine shells; C14 date on charcoal radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: cave; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: karst, ETE sed env 2: cave ETE event: ., ETE env comment: coastal cave
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: silt and limestone layers

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 487, 485, 483, 479, 478, 477, 454, 81, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: R. G. Klein and K. Scott. 1986. Re-Analysis of Faunal Assemblages from the Haua Fteah and other Late Quaternary Archaeological Sites in Cyrenaican Libya. Journal of Archaeological Science 13:515-542 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21884: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.05.1997, edited by John Damuth and Richard Potts

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters 1852 Cape porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus capensis Linnaeus 1758 cape hare
Oryctolagus cuniculus Linnaeus 1758 European rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Ceratotherium sp. Gray 1868 white rhino
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli Gray 1824 Burchell's zebra
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus sp. Linnaeus 1758 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mustelidae-small
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus 1758 red fox
Canis lupes canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felis libyca Forster 1780 African wildcat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Loxodonta africana Blumenbach 1797 African elephant
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bovidae
Taurotragus oryx Pallas 1766 common eland
"Gazella thomsoni" = Eudorcas thomsoni Gunther 1884 Thomson's gazelle
Alcelaphus buselaphus Pallas 1766 hartebeest
Ovis aries Linnaeus 1758 domestic sheep
Ammotragus lervia Pallas 1777 barbary sheep
Capra hircus Linnaeus 1758 domestic goat