Tabun Cave Level E (Pleistocene of Israel)

Where: Israel (32.7° N, 35.1° E: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 35.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: D. A. E. Garrod and D. M. A. Bate. 1937. The Stone Age of Mount Carmel, Vol. 1. Oxford University Press [W. Clyde/W. Clyde/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 39252: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by Will Clyde on 24.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Rodentia - Muridae
Gerbillinae sp. Gray 1825 gerbil
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtus cf. guentheri Danford and Alston 1880 Günther's vole
Cricetinae sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Spalax sp. Güldenstadt 1770 blind mole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Philistomys roachi" = Myomimus
"Philistomys roachi" = Myomimus dormouse
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix sp. Linnaeus 1758 porcupine
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus hemionus" = Equus (Hemionus) hemionus Pallas 1775 onager
Equus caballus Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Crocidura samaritana white-toothed shrew
listed in text as C. xanthippe but changed in errata
Crocidura katinka white-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis cf. baranensis Kormos 1934 vesper bat
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus sp. Lacépède 1799 horseshoe bat
 Carnivora - Canidae
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera cf. pardus Linnaeus 1758 leopard
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena prisca De Serres 1828 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephas sp. Linnaeus 1758 elephant
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus 1758 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bos sp. Linnaeus 1758 ox
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Alcelaphus sp. Blainville 1816 hartebeest
Capra sp. Linnaeus 1758 goat
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus 1758 European roe deer
Dama mesopotamica Brooke 1875 Persian fallow deer