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Site Name: Cueva de Ambrosio

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Site Type: rock shelter

More Info to Site Type: In the Solutrean site of Cueva de Ambrosio (Vélez-Blanco, Almería, Spain) several engraved and painted figures dated on the Upper Palaeolithic, have been found during the field works of 1992 and 1994.

Discovery Year: 1998

First Description: Ripoll López 1988

Chronological Abstract: The site is a karstic cavity with rock shelter morphology that contains a stratigraphic sequence composed of three sedimentary units with Solutrean materials. The geoarchaeological study has allowed us to distinguish two litostratigraphic units, the lower generated by a mud flow and the upper formed by gelifraction processes which contains the Solutrean occupations.



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Country: Spain

General Location Description: The Cueva de Ambrosio (Vélez-Blanco, Almería, Spain) is located in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula.


Latitude (WGS84): 37.69°N

Longitude (WGS84): 2.1° W

Altitude: 1 060m

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Bibliography: Ripoll López 1988; Ripoll López et al. 1994; Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros 2008;  Ripoll López et al. 2013; Jordá-Pardo et al. 2013

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