Where: Syria (35.1° N, 36.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 36.8° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Latamne Formation, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)
• archaeological and palaeontological finds from different levels in a variety of small quarries, Clark's main excavation site was near Miramil quarry. Middle Acheulean tools, site dated to Middle Pleistocene, predating 0.6Ma. fauna found in lower gravels.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• Latamne terrace QIII was created in a dry phase. The fauna indicates that the plateau had open steppe vegetation (horses, giraffes, etc.) while the river valley had lush vegetation (Hippopotamus, Bos).
Primary reference: C. Guerin, V. Eisenmann, and M. Faure. 1993. Les grands mammiferes du gisement Pleistocene Moyen de Latamne (Vallee de l'Oronte, Syrie). Le Paleolithique de la vallee de moyenne de l'Oronte (Syrie). Edited by P. Sanlaville, J. Besancon, L. Copeland, S. Muhesen. British Archaeological Reports International Series 587:169-178 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis
PaleoDB collection 34105: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 18.08.2003
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