Atapuerca TD7 (Pleistocene of Spain)

Also known as Gran Dolina

Where: Castilla-Leon, Spain (42.4° N, 3.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 3.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• TD7 is at the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary, approximately 0.78Ma, beginning of the Middle Pleistocene.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: E. Carbonell, M. Esteban, A. Martin Najera, M. Mosquera, X.P. Rodriguez, A. Olle, R. Sala, J.M. Verges, J.M. Bermudez Castro and A.I. Ortega. 1999. The Pleistocene site of Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain: a history of the archaeological investigations. Journal of Human Evolution 1999(37):313-324 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 34924: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 20.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• no microfauna reported, and only 1 large mammal species (so far)
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
? Ovibos sp. Blainville 1816 muskox
Ovibos or Praeovibos sp.