Also known as Fuentenueva 3 FN-3
Where: Granada, Spain (37.7° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 2.6° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Upper Member (Baza Formation), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• Lower Pleistocene, in the Matuyama Chron (1.77-0.78Ma), possibly predates the Jaramillo event (1.07-0.99Ma), Upper Biharian. Out of a total of 15 levels, 4 archaeological and palaeontological levels are recognised, in a variety of depositional environments, but only one faunal list is given.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• Found on May 5th 1991, Excavated in April 1994 and August 1995.
Primary reference: B. Martinez-Navarro, A. Turq, A. Agusti Ballester and O. Oms. 1997. Fuente Nueva-3 (Orce, Granada, Spain) and the first human occupation of Europe. Journal of Human Evolution 33:611-620 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis
PaleoDB collection 34943: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.10.2003, edited by Mark Uhen
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