Where: Borsodabaujzemplen, Hungary (48.5° N, 20.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.4° N, 20.7° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• Middle/Late Lower Pleistocene, similar age to Locality 8, between 1.5 and 1.0Ma.
•Locality 2 consisted of the filling of an enormous cave in the eastern portion of section XII of the quarry, 320 a.s.l. 'The profile of cave, filled entirely with red clay, was 20m long by 14m high at discovery. About 2.5-3.5m above the basement, two layers sloping towards the north were found to contain extreme accumulations of bones which we fully exploited and sedimented.'
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• The cave in question was opened in 1965 and totally blasted in 1969.
Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35428: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 12.12.2003
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