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General Information

Site Name:

Fumane

Synonym Name(s):

Grotta di Fumane

Site Type:

rock shelter

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Discovery Year: 

1,964

First Description: 

Chronological Abstract: 

Location

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Country:

Europe::Southern Europe::Italy

General Location Description:

Riparo-grotta di Fumane, also known as "Stazione della Neve" or "Riparo Solinas", near the village of Fumane (Valpolicella, Verona), 350 m asl on the left flank of the Vaio di Manune.

Coordinates:

  • Latitude (WGS84):
45.592
  • Longitude (WGS84):
10.905
  • Altitude:
0

 

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Bibliography:

[PublicBibliographySpace:Alhaique et al 2005] [PublicBibliographySpace:Cremaschi 1992] [PublicBibliographySpace:Cesnola 1996]

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Additional Content

M. Cremaschi (1992) subdivided the exterior sediment sequence into two large units: the first and oldest one (layer 0-5: sandy soil with "stone lines" of corroded elements) and the second unit (layer 6-12: loess, rich in rubble beds, OIS 4). The interior sequence is divided into units A and D, with Mousterian (A13-4), Aurignacien (A3-A1, D6-D3) and Gravettian (D1d) levels. Radiometric dates for layers A11-4 indicate an age between 42.000 and 35-34.000 years for the last Mousterian occupation, and between 35.-34. and 32.000 BP for the Aurignacien. Aurignacian levels yielded numerous hearths post-holes, piles of waste and concentrations of ochre. Part of macro-unit A (A13-A4) dates back to the middle Würm.

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