Also known as l'Ain Maarouf
Where: Morocco (33.6° N, 5.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 5.4° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)
• Found duing the digging of an irrigation channel. Fossils and Acheulean artefacts found on surface and in situ. 'They were all said to be from the Middle Terrace, dated as Tensifian. All fossils are dark coloured, yellow-brown or black.' The channel is now underwater. Similar in date to Tighenif, approx 0.7-0.8Ma.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• Collection housed in the Faculte des Sciences, Rabat.
Primary reference: D. Geraads, F. Amani, and J. J. Hublin. 1992. Le gisement pleistocene moyen de L'Ain Maarouf pres de El Hajeb, Maroc: presence d'un hominide. Comptes Rendues de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, Serie II 314:319-323 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis
PaleoDB collection 34332: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 27.08.2003
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