A Pleistocene amphisbaenian from Sicily Massimo Del no Earth Sciences Department and Museum of Natural History (Section of Geology and Paleontology), Florence University, Via La Pira 4, I-50121 Florence, Italy e-mail: del firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract. Recent analysis of the fossil herpetofauna
A right bank tributary of the Niger River, the Mekrou, has formed a strongly incised river bed within clayey to sandy alluvium, locally interrupted by thin layers of gravel and coarser deposits. The alluvia give evidence to different climatic conditions: finer material was accumulated during flooding within a humid period, whereas the arid times seem to be reflected by coarser sediments. The cyclic facies change of sedimentation gives evidence for a repeated shilft in climate and hydrologic conditions, assuming that the alluvia originate in the upper Pleistocene. Some human artefacts are associated to the different gravel layers (subjacent bed = Palaeolithic, intermediate bed = middle Palaeolithic, overlying bed = ‘recent’ Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and iron Metallurgy). The absence of terraces, the occurrence of sandy sediments on the border of the river bed indicates to active morphodynamic processes; some angularly shaped meanders give evidence for a rapid change of drainage and leads to the hypothesis of a modified flow-off by the river’s recent capture.
Lacerta siculimelitensis sp. n. (Sauria: Lacertidae), a giant lizard from the Late Pleistocene of Malta Wolfgang Böhme and George Zammit-Maempel Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 150-164, D-5300 Bonn 1, Federal Republic of Germany, and 53, Main Street
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from Nasera to define a culture-historical sequence that was applied throughout northern Tanzania. The Late Pleistocene-Holocene sequence at Nasera recorded a series of important changes in technology, subsistence behavior, occupation intensity, and the local environment (Tryon & Faith 2016
of the LSA , dating to the late Pleistocene, have experienced a renaissance (Loftus et al. 2016; Porraz et al. 2016a, b; Tribolo et al. 2016; Pargeter et al. 2017, 2018; Bousman & Brink 2018; Low & Mackay 2018). Two major techno-complexes are associated with the beginnings of the LSA : the early
A morphological and biometric study of gazelle horn cores and bones from Late Pleistocene archaeo-faunal assemblages in northern Israel is presented. Comparison between the latter and modern Gazella gazella indicates that this was the only species of gazelle represented.
, Balkan, Northern major clades is dated to 1.4 Ma (Early Pleistocene; 95% CI: 1.1-1.7 Ma; see Ursenbacher et al., 2006 ). Recent molecular studies reveal the origin of a lineage leading to V. ursinii species group in the late early Pliocene, with its first diversification around the Pliocene/Pleistocene
from the Middle Pleistocene of Cova de Gràcia (Barcelona, Spain) can be considered a valid species, which still needs to be properly diagnosed. The materials on which this species was based were discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, during the construction of Park Güell, the renowned, iconic