LOUTRAKI Aridaia (cave) - 2006
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Ministry of Culture (Ephoria of Palaeoanthropology and Spelaeology for Northern Greece)
Loutraki (Aridaia). E. Kabouroglou, D. Bouzas and T. Chatzitheodorou (EPSVE) present a final report on palaeontological and sedimentological research in cave A (see also AR 53 [2006−2007], 58). Dating evidence is discussed in detail. The presence of Ursus Spelaeus from ca. 14,000 bp is indicated in the bone record. Sporadic human use is indicated from the Neo period (ca. 5,200 BC), with hearths and a very few artefacts, although this was interrupted when an earthquake blocked the entrance. Limited sedimentation and a little pottery indicate later sporadic use.
E. Kabouroglou, D. Bouzas, and T. Chatzitheodorou, AEMTh 20 (2006), 673−84
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