General Information

Name: Ochtendung - layer 2

Sediment: Hiatus. Solifluction-covering. Displacement of layer II caused major disturbance of loess-sediments of layer III. At the top of layer II a distinct archaeological concentration (layer 2) could be observed.

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Age Determination

Dating Abstract: Genesis possible in the late second-last glacial, or last interglacial, or early last glacial. Microfauna is of glacial type.

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Bibliography: Justus 2000

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Additional Content

The archaeological finds were located in a lens at the top of the layer. They concentrated in the north-eastern part of the excavation, and consist in few stone artefacts and animal bones, which show no interrelationships. Stone artefacts are 2 unmodified flakes and 10 angular debris with and without cortex (exclusively quartz).
Typo-chronological attribution is not possible. The poor bone preservation shows that the finds remained uncovered for a longer period before sedimentation. Few bones and fragments could be specified: horse, Equus sp. (n=30); rhinoceros, Coelodonta antiquitatis (n=2); red deer, Cervus elaphus (n=3), and reindeer, Rangifer tarandus (n=5). Mainly adult animals could be determined, and only 1 juvenile horse. Stone artefacts indicate short-term occupation without possible typo-chronological attribution. Stone artefacts and bones without observable interrelation.